French forward Gael Kakuta believes he has the talent to become a regular at Chelsea and hopes his loan move to French side Dijon will give him more experience, Sky
The 20 year old has found first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge limited, but has insisted he feels his progression on-loan at various clubs can help him break into the Chelsea squad. Kakuta is on-loan at the French club until the end of the season, but will have a difficult task of beating Daniel Sturridge and Juan Mata to the wide spots at Stamford Bridge when he returns to West London.
Kakuta said: ‘I could not be satisfied with a few minutes on the pitch. I need more experience at Dijon to bounce back. I have to improve on physical and athletic levels, and being more mature in my game. In life there are ups and downs, but I know I have the right level to play at Chelsea. It was a kid’s dream to go there. Even if I didn’t play a lot, I learnt a lot. I have no regret. Some coaches trust young players, some not. But the club still trusts me’.
Former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti, who is now in charge at French side Paris Saint Germain, has also praised Kakuta and believes he needs more games under Villas-Boas. Kakuta has impressed on-loan at Dijon and will look to continue his good form under the watchful eye of Villas-Boas.
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