Juan Cuadrado expresses delight in first Chelsea interview

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Arguably the best singing of the January transfer window, Chelsea forked out £26.8 million for Juan Cuadrado to make the move from Fiorentina to west London.

The speedy winger impressed at the 2014 World Cup, apart of the Colombia squad which reached the quarter finals. 

While some Chelsea fans still may not yet be familiar with the Colombian international, he conducted his first interview with the club today so they could find out more about their latest signing.

The interview

CFC: How does it feel to be a Chelsea player?

JC: First of all, I’m very happy and grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given. This is a great club and honestly, it is like a dream to join the Chelsea family. It’s good to know the manager believes in me so I’m happy.

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CFC: What excites you most about playing for Chelsea?

JC: The best part about this dream is that I’m going to be apart of such a big club. For me that is a he motivation for me to play well.

CFC: For fans that don’t know much about you, how would you describe yourself as a player?

JC: I’m a quick and positive player and I hope to show that on the field of play and help all of my team mates.

Cuadrado looking forward to working under Mourinho

CFC: How much are you looking forward to working with Jose Mourinho?

JC: It’s really going to be brilliant to work with one of the best coaches anywhere in the world. I’m very proud to be playing for him and I think he is going to help me grow into a better player.

CFC: What are your targets for your time here at Chelsea?

JC: We are a big club so winning important things. Playing for this team, of course, the league championship is, I think, the most important thing. As for everything else, Chelsea have big players sows want to win big things.

CFC: Finally, what message would you give Chelsea fans?

JC: Best wishes to all the Chelsea fans. I hope to perform for them in the best possible way and I hope we can achieve a lot of things together.

Juan Cuadrado will have ample time to settle in with his new teammates before making his debut as this weekend sees FA Cup 5th round ties being played, which Chelsea miss out on after Bradford City's giant-killing.

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