Fresh after making his senior debut, Tino Anjorin was on hand to help rescue a point for Andy Myers’s development side, who maintained their unbeaten league start with a 2-2 draw away at Leicester on Saturday.
A second-half Anjorin goal and assist kept the Blues in top spot in PL2 but before that the midfielder was delighted to have made his debut last Tuesday and was equally as pleased with the comeback from the development squad.
‘It was a big moment for me and my family, coming up through the ranks looking up to players making their debuts such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Andreas Christensen. It was a big day,' he admitted.
'On today, to get the draw from being two goals down is good, it was a much better second-half performance from the team.’
Anjorin pulled Chelsea back into the game shortly after an hour with an unstoppable strike 20 minutes after being introduced, but the England Under-18 international believes any one of his team-mates were capable of turning the game around.
‘It could’ve been anyone,' he said. 'We all had a fantastic second half and I was just lucky enough to be there at the right time to get the goal and then the assist as well.’
The point means the Blues remain unbeaten in Premier League 2, but Anjorin insists winning games is the most important thing.
‘Everyone wants to go unbeaten and it’s always a good thing but we didn’t get the win and that’s more important than being unbeaten. We want to win games, Chelsea is a club of winners. Again it was good to come back from being two goals down but we were disappointed to be behind in the first place.’
Next up, Myers will take charge of the Under-19s in the UEFA Youth League as the team travel to France to take on Lille. The Poole-born youngster is aware of the test that awaits the Blues.
‘Valencia came to us a few weeks ago and they gave us a good game drawing 3-3, I think we should’ve won that one,' he admitted. 'Lille will be a different test but we will prepare for them over the next few days before going there.'