Remember Charly Musonda? The once Chelsea starlet has had a bumpy few years – but he’s determined to turn his stuttering career around.
When Musonda first emerged from the Chelsea academy, he was considered one of the hottest prospects in the country. However, things haven’t gone to plan for the Belgian.
Despite netting for the first-team during a cup tie with Nottingham Forest in 2017, Musonda has followed in the footsteps of the likes of Lucas Piazon and Gael Kakuta, rather than Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham.
Now 23-years-old, Musonda is a forgotten figure at Stamford Bridge, but is surprisingly still on the Blues’ books, with his current deal with the club not due to expire until 2022.
After a string of unsuccessful loan moves and long-term injuries, some would think it wise for Musonda to throw in the towel in his efforts to play at the top of the game, but he’s determined to turn his fortunes in his favour.
The Belgian posted the below on his Instagram page:
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« It’s been fours years since I played back to back professional games, three years since I last played for my club, two of those last four years, I’ve been injured with the post cruciate ligament of my knee. Nothing but heartbreak and heartache. Doctors told me going through surgery after being out for so long would be the end, an impossible mountain to climb, we’re the exact words. I miss football so much, to say the least, and I’m doing everything I can to play once again, to all the kids out there who have a dream and are injured or are going through monumental setbacks, never give up! I’ll keep climbing the insurmountable mountain everyday to run with the football once again, because there’s no better feeling than taking someone on and feeling alive. Until that day comes I’ll keep training and believing in the impossible comeback, because the greatest comebacks always seem like there is no way back, and that’s when we’ve got to dig deep and live to tell the story and not die in it. » #ThisIsMyStory and how I keep training and staying ready, despite the odds, that one day I’ll be back.
In the caption, he details the heartache he has endured during his time away from the game, but still refers to Chelsea as ‘his’ club, suggesting that, with two years left on his deal, he could have one eye on a sensational comeback.
It would be truly remarkable if Musonda was ever to be seen in a Chelsea shirt again, but if Lampard has shown anything during his year-and-a-bit-long stint in charge, it’s that he’s willing to give anyone an opportunity.
We may not have seen the last of this young man.