Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon is still not afraid of critising the way the club treat their youngsters.
Speaking to ESPN Brasil, the forward lamented once again the fact that he doesn’t get many chances for the Blues, as the club gives preference to the players who they spend millions on.
Telling his story at Stamford Bridge, the current Fulham loan player said: “It’s hard. I got here at seventeen. I played for the U21s for one year to adapt. Then I spent six months with the first team. I played little, I had few opportunities. I was very young too, I had just turned eighteen.
“I was loaned out to Malaga, which was my first loan. Then Mourinho arrived and I ended up having no more opportunities. So it’s hard, we go out and the club are always spending millions and millions buying more and more players and we end up getting no space.”
Piazon was also asked about the best league he has played in: “Every league had a special way to be marked in my life, to teach me something new. But the one I liked best, the one I had fun playing the games was in Holland. Where football is more similar to Brazil.
“And the most difficult was certainly in Germany. The games are very fast, the teams defend a lot, we have to run a lot too. So it was hard.”
The 22-year-old joined Chelsea from São Paulo in 2012 for €7.5m. Since then, he was already loaned to Malaga, Vitesse, E. Frankfurt, Reading and now Fulham.
He’s only three chances of playing for Chelsea’s first team, all of them in the 2012/13 season. Piazon got 16 minutes against Aston Villa in the Premier League, 55 minutes against Manchester United in the League Cup and a full game against Wolves, also in the League Cup.