The 2020-21 season was very good to German club Wolfsburg, who managed to find a Champions League berth via Bundesliga by finishing the competition in the top four. Their return five years after the last time they were at Europe’s biggest stage is in no small part a result of the good work put by players such as Maxence Lacroix, the young French defender whose performances have put him in the crosshairs of Chelsea.

Before his move to Wolfsburg, Lacroix was a player for Sochaux in France’s second tier league. The fast rise to success, as he has witness, can often cloud your vision and make you lose sight of the hard work that was needed to put you where you are in life in the current moment. But it seems that is not the case with the 21-year-old, who feels ‘very happy’ with life among Die Wölfe.