Lewis Hall admitted he was almost overcome by nerves after making his debut in Saturday’s crushing FA Cup victory over Chesterfield. The Chelsea teenager has revealed his nervousness about debuting, even that he was already ‘shaking’ after learning he’d soon debut.
The Blues encountered little resistance from Chesterfield, their non-league opponents, as they cruised to a 5-1 win at Stamford Bridge.
And what’s more – the weekend fixture proved to be a memorable afternoon for Hall. After all, the 17-year-old completed the full 90 minutes in his first senior appearance in the middle of defence.
Chelsea Teenager Has Revealed His Nervousness about Debuting
Still, the Blues youth experienced cold feet and panic over his imminent debut.
“Ever since I was a kid being at Chelsea this is what I worked towards. To finally get the opportunity and in front of my family and the amazing fans it is an incredible feeling,” the 17-year-old beamed, in an interview to the BBC after the final whistle.
“I came through the development system at six to eight and got my first contract at nine and have been progressing to this moment.
“We had a meeting during the day when he [Thomas Tuchel] announced the team and I was really nervous straight away. I saw my name on the team sheet and I was shaking. It took a few hours to process it.”