Wales defender James Chester admits his Euro 2016 ambitions are suffering by getting out in the cold at West Brom.
Chester was tasked with stopping a rampaging Arjen Robben in Cardiff on Friday as the Bayern Munich star scored twice in Holland’s 3-2 friendly victory.
But Chester has created only one Premier League start since joining West Brom for a fee which could rise to £8 million, against Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season, and raised query marks about his Albion future by saying he’s not “a single who likes to sit and watch.”
“To be playing for Wales I have to commence playing for my club because it is not possible to play at this level and not be playing week in, week out,” Chester stated.
“I know myself I need to have to be playing at my club to give me the ideal chance of going to France and playing when we get there.
“I do not feel it really is excellent sufficient to be playing for Wales when I’m not playing for West Brom.
“It’s practically not possible to not play each week and then anticipate to be one hundred per cent to cease players of Robben and (Wesley) Sneijder’s class – and that’s the level we will play in France in every single game.
“(Wales manager) Chris Coleman has been brilliant to me and that’s good to hear, so it is up to me to go back to West Brom and play. But I’m obtaining it challenging.”
Former Manchester United trainee Chester was promoted into the Premier League with Hull and had two seasons in the top flight prior to joining West Brom last summer in the wake of the Tigers’ relegation.
The 26-year-old was part of a 3-man central defence at Hull and also with Wales, playing a key role as Coleman’s side qualified for the European Championship next summer, but his rare Albion appearances below Tony Pulis have come at proper-back.
“When I signed [Pulis] stated he knew I could play at centre-back but he wanted to use me at full-back,” Chester said.
“I do not genuinely have a dilemma with that as long as I’m playing in the Premier League, which is exactly where I want to be.
“I believe the disappointing part for me is I played the very first game of the season and I feel I showed sufficient, with difficult perform and playing there routinely, that is one thing I could grow to be really excellent at.
“But to only give me one opportunity there I uncover it fairly tough to understand.”
Chester, the most high-priced defender in Albion’s history, revealed he spoke to Pulis in October to enquire what he had to do to get back in the initial team at the Hawthorns.
“He mentioned he understood it was a new club and a new position and we had some function to do,” Chester said.
“But up to the portion of speaking to him I hadn’t done significantly perform with regards to playing appropriate-back.
“I asked him how I would get back if not performing the items he mentioned to me.
“I am trying to keep specialist and maintain myself proper for when I get the likelihood, simply because when I get there I feel I am very good adequate to remain in the group.”
Asked if he would look elsewhere in the January transfer window, Chester replied: “I am 12 games into a 4-year contract, but I’m not 1 who likes to sit and watch.
“I want to play and I thought I was coming to West Brom to play in the Premier League.
“Hindsight’s a great thing and you see how Hull are performing at the start off of the season, and I had other possibilities which makes the scenario a small far more challenging.”
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