Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the talk of the town at the moment.
The 20-year-old put in a man-of-the-match performance during his England debut against Germany on Friday, despite the Chelsea-loanee only beginning to enjoy regular first-team football at Crystal Palace this season.
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And while plenty of former-professionals, coaches and pundits have been quick to heap praise on the youngster, Loftus-Cheek is determined to stay level-headed – thanks to the advice he’s been receiving from a former Chelsea great.
According to the Evening Standard, former Blues captain John Terry is Loftus-Cheek’s go-to guy when he needs support and advice.
Loftus-Cheek said: “John has been helping me a lot this season.
“He’s always been supportive of me and will continue to be so.
“I’ve bumped into him a few times and we’ve had a few chats about what it’s like at Aston Villa for him and he’s asking me how I’m doing.
“He’s always giving me advice.”
While the towering-playmaker is far from the finished article, his run-out against the World Cup-holders will certainly give him plenty of confidence.
But he insists he’s keeping his feet on the ground.
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He says: “John has been telling me that I just have to keep my feet on the ground and keep working.
“Sometimes it’s easy as a young player, when you get exposure, for things to change and it’s hard to deal with.
“But I don’t think it’ll be difficult for me to keep my feet on the ground.
“I like to think I’m a humble person.
“I’ve just got to keep working hard, to keep pushing, stay fit, get as many games as I can and who knows what will happen.”