youngster Levi Colwill has described his loan spell at Huddersfield Town as ‘the best year of his life’.
The 19-year-old made his professional debut this past season and was an integral part of the Huddersfield defence that finished third in the Championship and reached the play-off final at Wembley.
However, the dream end to the campaign turned into a nightmare for Colwill, as , with the centre-back’s unfortunate own-goal deciding the result.
It was a game filled with late controversy however, with Huddersfield denied two penalties in the closing stages, that many believe should have been awarded.
‘I felt like we were the better team,’ Colwill told after the game.
‘You look at those two penalties and it felt very weird that not even one of them was given, they were both penalties.
‘There wasn’t much I could do about the goal. I just wanted to block it, but he kicked my knee up and it hit it.
‘I didn’t know what to say but I thought f*** it. I’ve got to play on and help the team. That’s what I tried to do.
‘It was just unfortunate. It is football, bad luck, I won’t let it stop me or get my head down.’
Despite his young age, and lack of senior football, Colwill has been tipped for big things and with Chelsea losing several key defenders this summer, including Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, Thomas Tuchel may look to include Colwill in his first team plans for next season.
Asked about where he could be playing in the near-future, Colwill did not share much, but hinted that he would be happy to return to Huddersfield for another loan spell to gain more experience.
‘It has been the best year of my life. I am proud,’ he added.
‘The staff and team have been brilliant. We had great togetherness and I am proud to be part of this team.
‘We will see [whether I stay for another season or go back to Chelsea]. I will focus on the internationals first and we will see after that.’
Colwill has now joined up with the England U21s ahead of their 2023 European U-21 Championship qualifier games in June.
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