Danny Drinkwater is retiring.
“He is in an “uncertain situation” and has received several offers from Championship clubs, but Drinkwater has decided to end his football career today,” Sports Bible reported on Tuesday.
During his time at Leicester City, Drinkwater was the focal point of the attack. In defense, he is adept at passing the ball to Kante, either by taking the ball away from him or by playing a through ball that he has won himself. He’s also a good defender and has a lot of energy, which makes him a key part of the Leicester City midfield alongside Kante.
He joined Leicester City in the 2011/12 season, when they were still in the second division, and became a regular starter, helping the team win the second division title in the 2013/14 season, for which he was named the second division best eleven and Leicester City Player of the Year.
He then became the centerpiece of their 2015/16 season miracle. He joined N’Golo Kante at Chelsea, where he anchored the EPL midfield and led the team to their first league title.
However, his days at Chelsea were numbered. He signed a five-year contract with the Blues ahead of the 2017/18 season, but after making just 23 appearances in his first year, he barely made a first-team appearance for the Blues after August 2018, making him one of the worst signings in Chelsea’s history, as well as one of the worst in the EPL.
He failed to adapt and was sent out on loan to Burnley, Aston Villa, Khajurpasha, Reading, and many other clubs, and was eventually released as a free agent on June 10, 2022, on Chelsea’s official website without a new contract.
“I want to announce my retirement from professional football, it’s been a long time coming, especially over the last year, but I think it’s time to make it official,” Drinkwater told the High Performance Podcast.
Drinkwater continued, “I didn’t think it would bother me, but now that I’m saying it, it does. I’ve been preparing non-stop (to play) since I was in my prime, and I think having that passion cool down a little bit has helped with the transition.” 짱구카지노 주소
He added: “I’ve wanted to play for so long, but I don’t think I’ve ever gotten the chance to play at the level I deserve. Soccer has been my life since I was six or seven years old, and it’s never been easy. It would have been harder if I had been playing every week and had to stop playing due to injury or age.”
Talking about his time at Chelsea, who offered him the coaching job a year before his contract expired, Drinkwater admitted he was comfortable stepping away after a productive time in football.