“Ever since I was a kid being at Chelsea this is what I worked towards,” Chelsea debutant Lewis Hall said after the FA Cup game against Chesterfield, as per BBC Sport.
“To finally get the opportunity and in front of my family and the amazing fans, it is an incredible feeling.
“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.”
Hall is just 17 years old but he was the standout player against Chesterfield, taking part.
The versatile youngster played at left-back, wing-back and central midfield for the academy sides. Today, however, he featured on the left of a back three and did not look out of place.