Piazón: No ‘kick and rush’ in the Eredivisie
Chelsea-owned forward Lucas Piazón is enjoying his first few weeks with Vitesse.
The 19 year-old joined the Arnhem-based club on loan earlier this summer and has acclimatised well to life in the Eredivisie.
“I’m enjoying myself and I’ve settled in well,” he told fifa.com. “I get on well with the South Americans and some of the players I know from Chelsea.”
“The Dutch style of play suits my game. It’s a bit like Spanish football, which is good for us Brazilian players. It’s a good league. Every team tries to play football, build up play and pass the ball. There’s no kick and rush. They don’t hit the ball long all the time like they do in England.”
Piazón spent the final five months of last season on loan at Málaga. After returning to Stamford Bridge for pre-season, it was made clear that he would be set for another temporary switch, with Vitesse recommended as a good fit.
“When we came back from the pre-season tour (of Asia and the USA) they said a lot of the young players wouldn’t be staying, that they had a lot of good players they could use,” he continued. “They released us so we could find a team, and the coaches said Vitesse would be a good opportunity for me, that it was a good league for Brazilians, one that suited my style and where I could work on my game.”
Piazón has made three starts for Vitesse so far. The club are positioned in 9th place with eight points after five rounds.
The Brazilian is not the only Chelsea-owned player at the club. Sam Hutchinson, Christian Atsu, Patrick van Aanholt, Cristián Cuevas and Gaël Kakuta are also being borrowed by FC Hollywood aan de Rijn.