Tahith Chong’s messages from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and ‘great’ Birmingham City credit

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Tahith Chong has loved his time in Birmingham City so far.

Under Lee BowyerA manager with an excellent track record of nurturing young players on loan – ask the folks at Charlton Athletic – the Dutch winger has finally clinched the opportunity he’s long coveted. Chong wanted a chance to prove his worth in English football and the first signs are that his decision to join the Blues from Manchester United is paying off.

Chong has been a routine pick in Bowyer’s starting lineup for nearly the entire season, and in some cases he’s really shown his quality.

yet to find the net bluesChong illuminated Kenilworth Road early in the campaign with two assists and a decisive victory over Luton in a burning showdown.

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He counts on Bowyer, his teammates, and the Wast Hills residents on how quickly he settled into his new surroundings.

“The staff, the players, everyone in Birmingham did a great job making me feel welcome, which makes it easy to perform on the court,” said Chong. ESPN. “After my first meeting with the manager, I was very tempted. He explained what his plans were for me and the team.

“This conversation stuck in my head and then we had a second meeting and I felt this was the right place for me to continue to grow and develop as a player. If I had questions, if there was anything I wanted to know, the door was always open. It makes my job as a player easier.

“At the end of last season I sat down with my family and the club and discussed what was best for me and for my development as a player. I am very happy to be in Birmingham. They have welcomed us and I hope we have a good season.”

The Blues were by no means the only club to come for Chong, after it was revealed once again last summer that he would be allowed to leave Old Trafford on a temporary basis.

Bowyer and Craig Gardner had a lot of work to do to secure this deal, and it’s a deal that pleases Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is in regular contact with Chong.

The plan was simple and not too different from what was intended for many teenagers finding their way in the game; Go and earn minutes in a veteran football environment and improve your first team football playing experience.

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“Before I left, I spoke to the manager and he told me to go there and express myself and he would watch,” Chong said. “He texted me a few times to say he did well and that’s admirable. It means he’s watching. Both sides – me and the club – wanted me to play regular minutes. I hope I can continue to do this.

“When you learn, you have to play. There is only a certain amount you can get from training. You want games, you want to play regularly because you have to keep improving and learning. Our goal is to be a better player after this season.”

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