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Ballack: I should have stayed at Chelsea until the end

Michael Ballack has revealed his regret at leaving Chelsea in 2010 after failing to get a two-year extension. Chelsea's policy of g...


Michael Ballack has revealed his regret at leaving Chelsea in 2010 after failing to get a two-year extension.

Chelsea's policy of giving only a year contract to players who 30 years and above stopped Ballack from continuing his career at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues offered him a year contract but the German wanted two years which ultimately forced him to leave, a decision he regrets.

“Carlo Ancelotti wanted me [to stay] but the club made a decision to only give players of that age a one-year contract. I wanted two,” Ballack told Sky Sports' Transfer Talk podcast captured by Dailymail.

“Today, I can say maybe it was wrong. I should have stayed, even for that one year.

“I could never imagine that I would go back to [Bayer] Leverkusen. Until the last day, I actually thought we would find a way at Chelsea. I was really hoping I could stay until the end.”

Ballack helped Chelsea to win the Premier League, two FA Cups, the League Cup and the Community Shield during his time at the club.


Written by Vince @blue_footy.

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