Villas-Boas has touch of Guardiola

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Orio Romeu has admitted that Andre Villas-Boas hasn’t offered him maximum game time as part of the deal for the 20-year-old to join Chelsea, but he will use that as extra motivation to work hard and earn his place on the squad.

Romeu moved to Chelsea from Barcelona, for a fee believed to be £5 million, in July. The youngster made the move in the hopes of getting more time on the pitch, after receiving just one appearance for the senior Barcelona side this year.

But having spent his youth career with the Catalan side, Romeu is full of potential, and the youngster hopes to take advantage of any opportunity that Villas-Boas hands to him.

"Andre Villas-Boas could not promise me playing time at Chelsea. I know I have to go there to work hard, learn and try to take an opportunity when they come,” he said.


While the defensive midfielder believes that the Blues manager has different tactics from Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, his relationship with the players is an important factor and will help Chelsea get mentally strong and become a close-knit group.

He added: "Villas-Boas is very different to Pep Guardiola but he's also very close to the players and that was important.

"It will be a magnificent adventure in England. Chelsea are at a high level and I believe it's a chance for me to improve my level."

Chelsea face Sunderland away this weekend, then play German outfit Bayer Leverkusen in their first Champions League group stage match of the season. Oriol has been included in the squad list for the clash.

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