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Lucas Piazon: "I don't think I resemble Kaká"

Lucas Piazon is enjoying London life
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Whilst we had time with Lucas, Sambafoot also discussed life away from Chelsea and football, as well as the persistant comparisons with Kaká.

"I don't think [we are similar]," the 17-year-old says of the Real Madrid star. "My style and his style are different because I am a winger, or a second-striker, and he is a central midfielder.

"I don't think the comparison is because of our style. I think it is because we both played at São Paulo and maybe we can look similar on the pitch sometimes."

[Read more about Lucas' desire for a future return to São Paulo]

Lucas has not found the adaptation to English life difficult, but says that the training has been tough, with a change of emphasis evident.

"Here, every player is expected to defend," bemoans the youngster. "In Brazil, we just play with the ball [if we are] in midfield and in attack.

"At the beginning, this was my big problem here. I need to practice a lot and then, I think in one year, or eighteen months, I will be ready to play in the Premier League."

Away from the pitch, Lucas comes across as a very level-headed, mature young man for someone of his age. But, how does he spend his free-time?

"I like to stay with my friends. I have some friends who study in Cambridge and on weekends they come to London and we go out, we have lunch and we have dinner.

"I like to go to the cinema too, but I haven't been here yet! I need to understand a little more English first! When I have improved my English, then I will go to the cinema!"

[Read more on Lucas Piazon's adaptation at Chelsea]

It is a similar story when trying to escape the pressures of a footballing disappointment.

"If I have had a bad game, I will just start to think about the next one. I try to have fun and think about other things.

"But, you have to think about it and think how you can do better in the next game.

"If you have a good game, you have to think about it also, to make sure the next game is just as good."

Lucas clearly believes the Premier League is the best place for him to grow and this was a key part of the youngster's reasoning for choosing Chelsea ahead of the likes of Juventus

"[I chose Chelsea because] I like the Premier League. I think my way of playing and my skills are more suited to the Premier League."

 

 
 

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