Mon 11 July 2022 | 9:20

Chilwell hopes for 'highlight of his life' in Qatar World Cup

The English star hopes to have a place in Gareth Southgate's squad in Qatar.



Ben Chilwell

is hoping to reach the highlight of his life by playing for


in the Qatar World Cup.

The England defender missed most of last season and played just 541 minutes in the Premier League after picking up an injury against Juventus in November. Chilwell underwent surgery, but returned to the field in the final match against Watford. Aiming to help Thomas Tuchel's side achieve their goals, he also has an eye on the World Cup in November, where England are drawn with Wales, Iran and the United States. Chilwell will have to compete with Luke Shaw and Tyrick Mitchell for a place in the starting line-up, and now he hopes to reach the peak of his football career.

He said:

"I'm back in full training now, I trained with the group in the last week of the season, came on for a few minutes.

"It has been nice to get away from it all after a long six months of rehab for a few weeks. I've come back early and I've been here three weeks and feel fit and ready.

"I took [the injury] in my stride and was pretty positive. I felt it could improve me mentally. The World Cup is a big motivation as well as the season with Chelsea.

"If I play well between now and then I am confident I will be in the squad. That's my mindset and I wasn't worried.

"I just wanted to do everything I can to be the best version of myself and play well for Chelsea for four months to give myself a chance to be picked.

"I dreamed of playing in the World Cup ever since I can remember, to know it is around the corner is more motivation than you know for me to see if I can establish my spot. Especially after the Euros which was a difficult time for me.

"I want to be the left-back in the team and I think we can do really well and go a long way. It would be amazing. It would be a highlight of not just my career but my life.

"So I am going to work for it for the next four months."









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