Conor Gallagher looks to continue learning from West Brom, England and Chelsea
The last time we spoke with Conor Gallagher was when West Bromwich Albion decided to change coaches, sacking (more progressive) Slaven Bilić and replacing him with Sam Allardyce and his more shallow football brand. We were concerned that this would negatively affect the opportunities and development of the player on loan at Chelsea.
In the end, we had little reason to worry, at least when it came to the minutes. Gallagher has started 22 of the 25 Premier League games since joining in October. While West Brom’s results haven’t really improved with the change of coach, Gallagher has at least remained a key part of their squad.
And even as the Baggies come down, the 21-year-old has had plenty of opportunities to learn. A relegation fight is certainly not something he’s likely to experience at Chelsea, either in the youth teams or, if he does, in the first team.
“Throughout their career, everyone has a lot of difficult times. You lose and things like that and you get better. We young players will learn from this no matter what.
“I was delighted to play in the Premier League after advancing from the league last season. I loved every minute of it. I hope I will continue to develop and improve. It has been a difficult season. for West Brom so far, so playing the dirty side of the game, the importance of working without the ball [is important]. “
Gallagher played in mid-season loan spells for Charlton Athletic and Swansea City last season in the Second Division, assisting the latter in the promotion’s playoffs. They might have lost, but he made the jump himself and barely missed a beat in the Premier League, which puts him in contention for a potential place in Chelsea midfielder next season.
It sure won’t be an easy place to win, but the process is working exactly as intended with Gallagher so far.
“The quality of the Premier League will punish you if you turn off, so you have to be focused and focused.
“I know people have different views on loaned players and I’ve been on three different teams, but these are three different experiences and teams with which [different] styles, different managers and players. I have already learned a lot in two years. I hope I can continue to learn as a player.
-Conor Gallagher; The source: Goal
Currently involved with England at Euro U21 – which isn’t going too well for them – Gallagher will expect bigger and better things next season, for club and country … and maybe even Chelsea ?