Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has apologized to fans after leaving the club. The Premier League winner believes his time at the club was a business deal gone wrong. Drinkwater has been capped for England three times and won the Premier League back in 2016 with Leicester. He moved to the Blues for £35m but failed to make an impression during his time with the club. After lack of game-time, the midfielder was loaned out to Burnley, Aston Villa, Turkish club Kasimpasa, and Reading. The England midfielder also had his fair share of off-field problems including a drink-driving ban as well as headbutting his teammate Jota at Aston Villa.
“Me, the club, and fans are hugely disappointed with the outcome there is no doubt about that,” former Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater said. “Injuries, how I have been treated, mistakes I have made, issues of the pitch, lack of game time… the list of excuses could be endless. I’m going to look at the positives over the past five years, I have played with great players, been coached by awesome managers, worked with some brilliant staff, met some fantastic people, lived in some beautiful places, traveled the world, and won some more silverware.”
“Football’s a fantastic sport but this for both parties was a business move gone wrong, it’s as black and white as that,” he added. “To the Chelsea fans, I apologize for how this has turned out I would of [sic] loved for you to see me at my best in that shirt doing what I love.”