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Chelsea starlet keen to impress during loan stint

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Chelsea loan star Lucas Piazon says he is hoping to impress while with Vitesse Arnhem in order to earn a first-team sport at Stamford Bridge in the future.

The young Brazilian is one of five players to have been sent to Holland on loan and he has impressed so far, with three goals in seven starts to date.

Piazon says he is happy to be out on loan rather than stagnating on the subs bench at Stamford Bridge, and says he hopes to use his time with Vitesse Arnhem to show Chelsea what he can do.

When asked about being sent on loan the 19-year-old told UOL: "I think it's normal. It's hard for a player of my age to play at a big team.

"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."

When quizzed about a potential return to Brazil, the former Sao Paulo player said he preferred to stay in Europe where he can show Chelsea what he can do.

"[The] Pressure is much bigger in Brazil," he said. "So I think this is a good thing about Holland and Europe as a whole. We can play with a clear head."

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