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Jose Mourinho believes Juan Cuadrado will have key role to play next season

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Jose Mourinho has admitted that January signing Juan Cuadrado needs time to adapt to life in the Premier League, but believes that he will be fantastic next season, reports the Express.

The Colombian winger was signed from Serie A team Fiorentina earlier this year for a fee believed to be around £27 million, yet the players chances at Chelsea have been limited. 

LIMITED CHANCES

He has only managed six Premier League appearances - with four coming from the bench.

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However Mourinho believes that his time will come: “I just know that it is different to play in Italy than to play in England.

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“It is different to play in Fiorentina than it is to play in Chelsea.

“A player needs time and I am ready to give him time and the club is ready to give him time, and it looks like he is ready to take this time.

“I really believe that next season he can have a fantastic season but if somebody feels pressure that he has to play all the time because he has the American Cup in the summer and so on I want to be fair.

“No problem with Cuadrado - he will have his time - step by step he will have his time.”

IMPROVEMENT PROCESS

Erratic former Colombia goalkeeper Rene Higuita, who was famed for the ‘scorpion kick’ save against England in 1995, defended fellow compatriot Cuadrado earlier this week:

“He is a player that has many qualities, and hopefully he’ll do well in London,” he said, quoted in London 24.

“He’ll make a very good improvement process in England and hopefully look his best version. I think he can do it.”

Chelsea only need 12 points to win the title with six games to go and if they manage to wrap it up in four games, fringe players like the Colombian may get their chance to show Mourinho what they can do in the league before the clubs break up for a summer break.

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