Chelsea youngster puts club before country

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Young Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel claims he is concentrating on impressing at club level before he thinks about a potential World Cup berth.

The former Vitesse player joined the Blues this summer but has seen his chances limited thus far due to the wealth of midfield stars at manager Jose Mourinho's disposal.

20-year-old van Ginkel has accepted that it may take some time to become part of the Portuguese's first team plans however.

He told "In my position, in the middle, there are four or five candidates at Chelsea. There is great competition, but you expect that at a top club."

The Dutchman has been tipped as a top prospect for the future and has already earned two senior caps for his country, but knows that a spot in their World Cup squad may prove to be a step too far.

He said: "I'm not really thinking about it. Maybe after the winter I will do more, but for now I am concentrating on Chelsea and the U21s.

"That's the situation. It is the policy of Van Gaal that you need to play if you are to be selected for the Dutch national team. That's why I won't just sit here."

The youngster signed for Chelsea back in July for a fee of £8m and has made two appearances for the Blues since then. 

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