Chelsea starlet Lucas Piazon has admitted it will take him a while to adapt to the rigours of the English game.
It was announced in March that the 17-year-old would sign for the Blues from Sao Paolo in January 2012, after a deal in the region of £5 million was agreed.
However, the young Brazilian has already moved to London and has been training with the Chelsea reserves at Cobham.
Piazon has been made to feel at home at Chelsea, with compatriots David Luiz, Ramires and Alex easing his integration into life in Europe.
But the differences between football in Brazil at in the Barclays Premier League are quite clear to Piazon, and he realises he has plenty of adapting to do.
"Here, every player is expected to defend," the teenage forward told Samba Foot.
"In Brazil, we just play with the ball in midfield and in attack. At the beginning, this was my big problem here, so I need to practice a lot and then, I think in one year, or eighteen months, I will be ready to play in the Premier League.
He added: "I need to get better, get stronger and get adapted to English football, so then next year I will be a better player."
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