The 28-year-previous was amongst a cluster of younger stars at Chelsea that was not able to make the grade sooner than becoming a member of Southampton on a everlasting foundation in 2015.
Before leaving Stamford Bridge he was a part of the Chelsea squad that famously gained their first Champions League trophy in that very same 12 months.
But, after 10 years on the membership he joined as a youngster and several other mortgage spells up and down the English leagues, Bertrand made up our minds it was time to transfer on.
He has since established himself as some of the perfect left-backs within the best flight and is in competition for a beginning position at subsequent 12 months’s World Cup in Russia for England.
He made his England debut whilst nonetheless at the books at Chelsea in 2012 however that was the one season he made greater than 15 appearances for the Blues in a marketing campaign.
And the 28-year-previous admits he was left feeling underneath-liked in west London, forcing him to transfer additional south.
“I wanted to feel like a footballer. I didn’t necessarily feel like a footballer at Chelsea,” Bertrand instructed the Daily Mail.
“It was emotional when it comes to Chelsea being the membership I had been at since I was younger and brought section in one in all their maximum historical moments. There was the emotional attachment however from a soccer viewpoint it was a no-brainer.
“When I was there, every time I did get the danger to play I never felt the full support to chill out and revel in my soccer.
“The instances I did play it was like an audition. And this is never wholesome.
“As a younger participant coming via you need the membership to be solid sufficient to say, “We believe in you, pass available in the market and play”.
“You don’t need to make a younger participant really feel on edge. I sought after that consistency — and for other folks to pass judgement on you they want to see you persistently.
“Southampton has given me a incredible base in being in a position to do this and development.”