Frank Lampard has insisted that Danny Drinkwater is keen to play and that is why he agreed to join Kasimpasa this Month.
Drinkwater has been on the fringes of the squad ever since he made the move from Leicester just a few seasons ago, and has only managed to make 12 appearances for the club, the last coming in the 2018 community shield.
After that, he went on two loan spells at Burnley and Aston Villa and played only a further five times last season. For the last six months, he has been training with Under-23s team.
But this week he has agreed a move to sign with Kasimpasa until the end of the season, and Lampard has opened up and revealed just why the midfielder opted to make the move to the struggling Turkish side, When asked whether Drinkwater would play for Chelsea again, Lampard says that he just told the midfielder to simply focus on playing well at Kasimpasa.
“The important thing now for Danny is to think of the short term,” Lampard told reporters. “I’m not being negative there but I’m just saying to go and play some games because I think that will paint a picture of how we move forward from there.
“If he plays games, plays regularly, he’ll feel better, then we can cross that bridge when it comes to the end of the season about where that takes us forward for Danny and for ourselves.
“There’s been some difficult circumstances for Danny, for himself, just some things have been the situation around him, which has not always been in his hands either. Some things he takes responsibility for, some things are not right on both sides.
“So let’s try and probably use this as a catalyst and look forward. It’s a positive move that he is going to play football and then we’ll see where we are at.
“Hopefully he can get some games behind them because at the moment he’s not been getting games, it’s not a great situation. So let’s hope we can improve that situation for him first and foremost.”