Lucas Piazon is hopeful that his loan move to Eintracht Frankfurt will give him a future at Chelsea, much in the same way Thibaut Courtois earned his spot via a spell at Atletico Madrid.
The Brazilian playmaker has long been seen as one of the Blues’ most promising young players, yet a lack of playing time has seen his development stall.
Piazon moved to Germany on a season-long basis over the summer and has impressed when given minutes on the pitch – scoring an excellent free-kick against Hamburg recently.
Chelsea are known for their use of the loan market, with the London club having many emerging players away from the club on a temporary basis.
Courtois is the major success story of their methods, with the Belgian having enjoyed three fine seasons at Atleti before returning to Stamford Bridge to take the No 1. jersey from Petr Cech.
Piazon is hopeful that he can force his way into Jose Mourinho’s plans, or into another top-level manager’s thoughts, by performing with Eintracht:
“At the moment I’m sitting on the bench [with Eintracht], so it’s difficult to make an impression,” he told Goal. “I’ll keep on working to play for Chelsea or some other club in the future.
“It’s different with him (Courtois), he has already made a name for himself and played for Atletico, a big club in Europe,
“I’m much younger and have to try to do a good job. When I can’t play for Chelsea, then for another club.”
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