A former Chelsea star has urged Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez to terminate his loan deal with the club and return to Atletico Madrid.
Saul joined the European Champions on a season-long loan from Los Rojiblancos, but has struggled to make an impact under Thomas Tuchel as he has made just three appearances in the Premier League.
Former Blues and Liverpool defender Glen Johnson feels the Spaniard might not be able to handle Premier League football.
"I think he has to,’ said Johnson when asked if Saul should end his loan spell, as per the Metro.
"It’s hard enough to accept not playing when you’re on a contract. People forget that the purpose of going on loan is to prove yourself, so going on loan and not playing completely defeats the object.
"If he doesn’t get enough of a run in the side then of course he should go back to Atletico Madrid.
"Sometimes the Premier League can just kill people. Sometimes you can stroll around in other leagues and get away with stuff, so if you’re doing that in other leagues then you’re going to get found out in the Premier League.
"I’m not necessarily saying that’s happened to Sail but many players come to the Premier League and don’t hit the ground running."
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