Piazón looking for quick progression at Chelsea
On loan Vitesse midfielder Lucas Piazón is enjoying his spell in Holland, but hopes for a quick ascent into the Chelsea first-team.
The Brazilian is one of six players manager José Mourinho has loaned to the Eredivisie side.
Piazón has made a notable impact, scoring three goals in seven appearances.
Just 19 years-old, the former São Paulo player accepts he will have to be patient with his immediate Chelsea future.
"I think it's normal. It's hard for a player of my age to play at a big team,” he told UOL, as reported by Sky Sports.
"Chelsea's directors are always in touch with me and my family. I know that in order to improve I need to play for those 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.
"During the pre-season, he (Mourinho) said the kids would be loaned out as the squad was too strong and too big.
"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.
"Pressure is much bigger in Brazil, so I think this is a good thing about Holland and Europe as a whole. We can play with a clear head."
After a good start, Vitesse’s form has dipped. Peter Bosz’ side have suffered back to back defeats - against ADO Den Haag and Feyenoord - dropping to 7th as a result.