The Colombian international joined the Blues from Italian side Fiorentina on transfer deadline day in February for £23.3m and has admitted that English football is different.
“Of course I need to adapt to the style, and the pace of the game is quick. There is a quick transition from defending to attacking but I am hoping to adapt as fast as possible. I just need to train hard every day,” he told Chelsea’s official website.Embed from Getty Images
The 26-year-old has yet to score his first goal for Chelsea but has only been used sparingly with just 175 minutes of game time under his belt and is still trying to settle in.
“I am still adapting to life here. I need to learn the language and life is different. Every country has its own culture and the weather is quite cold here, especially compared to Colombia. The people here are nice, life is good and I like the city.
“I always do my best on the pitch. Obviously there is pressure but the important thing is to go on the pitch and play with happiness,” Cuadrado added.Embed from Getty Images
Chelsea are currently six points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand over the chasing pack.
It remains to be seen how much action Cuadrado can expect in the last nine games but he could become a Premier League winner within his first three months of being at the club – add that to his League Cup winners medal and it isn’t a bad start to life in London.
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