The Chelsea defender, 21, as been one of the good fortune tales of the season, ousting £35million Brazilian David Luiz from the group and making the centre of defence spot his personal.
But he admits existence within the Premier League is tricky when put next to the Bundesliga, the place he performed on mortgage remaining season.
“Personally I’m more tired than normal, because playing in Germany you get two weeks off over Christmas, so I’m used to that,” mentioned Christensen.
“Coming back here maybe the most difficult part is the mental side of it. The body is prepared for it from pre-season – but mentally it is difficult to keep your concentration – well it is for me anyway.”
Christensen gave but any other confident show on Wednesday evening as Chelsea stored their 5th blank sheet in six fits however failing to rating, as Arsenal held them to a goalless draw within the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.
So spectacular even though had been Christensen’s performances since coming back from a two-year mortgage spell with Borussia Moenchengladbach in the summertime even though, that Chelsea awarded the Dane a freelance protecting him on the membership till 2022.
But at the identical day, supervisor Antonio Conte published that he were willing in that very same summer season to signal Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, who ultimately joined Liverpool from Southampton two weeks in the past in a global file £75m deal.
And Christensen mentioned: “You can’t get relaxed right here. Even with the gamers we’ve right here now within the converting room.
“That is why it’s so mentally onerous, as a result of each time you play you will have to carry out and you’ll be able to’t come up with the money for to make main errors.
“I’m glad the membership see a long run for me right here. I did. I’m hoping that’s what goes to occur. I attempted to stay out of it up to imaginable and concentrate on soccer. It was once a very simple selection to signal.”
Christensen, who now has 14 caps for Denmark and has been at Chelsea since he was once 15 after being snapped up from Brondby, has develop into that actual rarity at Stamford Bridge; a participant coming throughout the ranks to determine himself within the first group.
“I’m happy with the way it has gone for me this season,” he mentioned.
“It’s not an easy team to break into. The two seasons I had away from Chelsea prepared me and I said to myself that if I wasn’t ready now I would never be.”
Chelsea now have to cross to the Emirates for the second one leg of the semi-final on February 24 because the underdogs within the semi-final, after lacking a hatful of probabilities on Wednesday evening, Christensen two of them.
“In the end they didn’t get a goal but to begin with we wanted to win at home and get a good advantage,” he mentioned.
“We are disappointed we didn’t win at home and disappointed we didn’t get a goal. That’s the way we like to play – we like to score goals. But in the end we are happy we didn’t give anything away.”
Since Luiz was once dropped after a row with Conte over ways following the Three-Zero Champions League defeat at Roma, Chelsea are able to let the Brazilian cross, both on mortgage or completely, if they may be able to discover a substitute as quilt.