Lucas Piazon has vowed to impress Jose Mourinho while on loan in Holland…
Chelsea’s young Brazilian attacker Lucas Piazon has promised Blues fans that he will perform well enough on loan at Vitesse to become a Stamford Bridge regular next season, reports Sky Sports.
Piazon arrived at Chelsea in 2011 from Sao Paulo as a very highly rated youngster. He has been unable to establish himself even as a bench option for the Blues though, and only made one Premier League appearance back in 2012. He was loaned to Malaga last year, but again failed to get significant game time.
This year though, Piazon has already played six times for Chelsea’s Dutch feeder club Vitesse, scoring three times in the process.
The 19-year-old is pleased with his season so far, and thinks if he carries on in the same rich vein of form it won’t be long before he’s starring for the Blues.
“I think it’s normal. It’s hard for a player of my age to play at a big team,” said the Brazilian youth international.
“Chelsea’s directors are always in touch with me and my family. I know that in order to improve I need to play for smaller European teams.
“I hope to play for Chelsea as soon as possible, but that is up to me too, up to my performance here. I have to stay a year here and do my best.”
With fellow Brazilians Willian and Oscar already battling the likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne for the attacking midfield spots, it seems sensible that Piazon was loaned out again this season.
The player understands that with the depth of talent available to Mourinho, it would have been nigh on impossible for him to earn any game time whatsoever if he had stayed to fight for his place at the Bridge.
“During the pre-season, he (Mourinho) said the kids would be loaned out as the squad was too strong and too big,” Piazon continued.
“It’s actually better so that we can play most games. But he talked with me and assured me it would be good for me.”