‘Chelsea is in my heart; I dream of the first-team,' says Todd Kane

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A young Chelsea defender has been looking ahead, tempering his dreams with realism.

Chelsea defender Todd Kane has been speaking about his love for the Blues and his current situation on loan at Bristol City.

The 21-year-old moved to the League One side in November, agreeing a temporary stint that currently ends on January 18. But in an interview with the Western Daily Press, Kane has indicated that he wants to stay longer.

“It’s all about playing and getting games under my belt at the moment,” Kane said. “Chelsea is in my heart and playing in the first-team there is a dream I’ve had since I was a little kid.

“But I don’t know if that dream will ever come true and there may come a time when I have to make a career for myself somewhere else.”

There is a possible sense of reluctant acceptance in Kane’s comments, after he has seen many youngsters fail to make the grade at Stamford Bridge.

When you consider the number of Chelsea players currently on loan, and the first-team stars excelling under Jose Mourinho, Kane’s chances of making it there appear slim.

But for now he is focusing on Bristol City, where he hopes to remain beyond January.

“I’d love to stay if the opportunity arose,” he added. “But it’s out of my hands.”

At 21, Kane will want to be playing regular first-team football from now on, and with Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic just two of the right-back options he would be competing against it is no surprise he is pondering a potential future away from the club he loves.

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