Despite some hurdles along the way, Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon is managing to have quite a positive season at Fulham.
After missing four months of football due to an injury, the Brazilian was able to make a good recovery, and has now been useful in the club’s Championship campaign, with four goals and four assists so far.
Piazon has spoken to ESPN Brasil’s João Castelo Branco this week, and talked about how this season has been for him.
“For me, it started kind of bad,” Piazon told ESPN. “Right in the third game, I got injured. I had started the season well, had two games and two goals. Then I had torn ankle ligaments, and broke the little bone of the fibula. And then I ended up being four months and a little more out. I had an operation. And then I started treatment at Chelsea and finished at Fulham.
“When you are hurt you think ‘the season is almost over, I’m not going to play so many games this year’, but I ended up coming back, coming back fast, coming back well, on Boxing Day I was already playing, it was my first game back, and I started to play more minutes. I started starting games, and I have been playing all the games. And the team are good too, we are fighting again there for promotion for the second year. And this is it, we have been fifteen games unbeaten and with chances to go up directly. So let’s fight until the end.”
Regarding his future, it’s interesting to see how the 24-year-old talks about the uncertainty of where he’ll be playing next season.
Since being signed by Chelsea in 2012, Piazon already had loan spells at Malaga, Vitesse, Eintracht Frankfurt, Reading, and two seasons at Fulham.
That’s why he doesn’t even want to speculate about it, and claims that once he gets back to the Blues, then they will decide where will he be after the summer.
“To speak of next season, I think it’s still a little early. We are in the middle of March, there is still much to happen. Usually what happens is that I end up going back to Chelsea, in July I’ll present myself there, and then we’ll see. We see what is best, as I have been doing for the last few years. I think that’s the way it’s better, you have more time to figure it out, look for a nice place to go.
“I don’t know, maybe I stay here at Fulham. I’m already here for the second year on loan. Anything can happen, actually. I have a contract with Chelsea for two more seasons, I renewed at the start of the season for three more, so at the end of this season I still have two more. So let’s see, let’s see.”