Chelsea's struggling midfielder receives backing from national team mate.
Juan Cuadrado hasn't exactly set the Premier League alight since his arrival from Fiorentina ...
Juan Cuadrado hasn't exactly set the Premier League alight since his arrival from Fiorentina last January. However, his Columbian team mate Carlos Bacca believes that soon we will see the reason why Chelsea signed him.
It's always difficult to adapt to life in a new country, a new league and a new culture. It's clear that Juan Cuadrado hasn't got off to the best of starts for Chelsea with little game time so far. With the title already won, I can see that changing with the winger expected to start each of the three games we have remaining between now and the end of the season.
So to his team mate Carlos Bacca and his very public backing of Cuadrado. He said:
“I know Cuadrado well as I see him in the national team.
He’s a great player and there’s a reason Chelsea signed him - one of 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 had already gelled.
I think that he will very soon start to show what he’s made of.”
He has his chance in these three games and I really hope that we get to see at least a glimpse of what he is capable of. It's at times such as these that you gain confidence from playing and he must establish himself here or spend the whole of the summer thinking what if.
Let's hope we see what we are looking for, starting with Liverpool on Sunday!