Juan Cuadrado has been backed to succeed at Chelsea by Colombia teammate Carlos Bacca.
As reported by fourfourtwo, Sevilla forward Bacca has insisted that Cuadrado is a 'great player' and will go on to prove his credentials on English soil.
Cuadrado, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Serie A outfit Fiorentina in January, has endured a tricky start to life under the guidance of Jose Mourinho in west London.
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In fact, the Colombian ace has failed to hold down a place in the club's starting XI since completing the move, but Bacca believes the player's still adapting to the English game.
"I know Cuadrado well as I see him in the national team," Bacca said on Wednesday.
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"He's a great player and there's a reason Chelsea signed him which is one the best teams in the world.
"But we know that when you change leagues from Italy to England they are different leagues that have different ways of playing.
"I think that he signed for a team that has a very demanding manager and he also has to adapt to the league and the team with a squad that was already gelled.
"I think that he will very soon start to show what he's made of."
Perhaps, then, with Chelsea now having secured the Premier League title, Blues chief Jose Mourinho will hand the player a number chances to prove himself over the coming weeks.
With three league games remaining, Blues fans will no doubt be hoping to see the Colombian ace find his best form before the end of the season.
The last few games of this campaign will certainly give Cuadrado the chance to shine, but the player must already be focussed on next season. At the end of the day, especially after joining the club mid-way through a season, it was always going to prove difficult for the Colombian ace to make himself a permanent fixture in the Blues side.
As Bacca stated, Cuadrado moved to a settled side, so a summer of hard work will do the player the world of good as he goes in search of becoming a success at the Bridge.
One thing's for sure, the wide-man is full of potential and most certainly has the talent to become a key man for Chelsea over the coming years.
Chelsea fans: Do you think Cuadrado will prove himself next season? Have your say in the comments section below!
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