Southampton right-back Tino Livramento believes that he needed to leave Chelsea to get a move on in his career. The defender made the switch from Chelsea to Southampton in the summer for £5m. This weekend was his first competitive game at Stamford Bridge. He won the penalty for Southampton’s equalizer. He will now travel with the England U21s for their Euro 2023 qualifier.
“I feel like if I stayed there or did other things, then [playing Premier League football] wouldn’t have happened as quick as it has now. I wouldn’t say I have any regrets but it would have been nice [to have played for Chelsea].” Southampton right-back Tino Livramento said. “I had to think what was best for me. Being young, I’ve always wanted to just play first-team football as soon as possible. It was a hard decision for everyone involved. They agreed that it was best for me as well and they’ve always looked after me.”
“I had a season ticket there for three years and my dad and brother still go – my brother is still a Chelsea fan,” he added. “I was at Chelsea for so long and grew up a fan and never played at Stamford Bridge in a competitive game. Saturday was a bit weird but I just enjoyed it that bit more playing against Chelsea and people I have trained against. You watch games there and coming through the academy I played a few youth games there on the pitch but nothing compares to a full packed-out Premier League game. It just felt a bit weird being on the other side.”