Van Ginkel vows to make impact at Chelsea

Marco van Ginkel has vowed to prove himself following his arrival at Chelsea, reports ESPN.

The Dutch international arrived at Stamford Bridge from Vitesse Arnhem, and was the subject of speculation from Ajax sporting director – and former Arsenal footballer – Marc Overmars about whether or not van Ginkel would be given an immediate chance to shine, or if he would be eased into Premier League life.

However, van Ginkel sought assurances about first team prospects before completing the move, and says he has not made the move to keep the bench warm.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, he said: “I want to play games and not only sit on the bench – that’s what I hope for.

“I want to play in games at these great stadiums and hopefully be important for the team, whether it is from the bench or from the start.

“I spoke with the manager and he had some good words for me. If a trainer like this says these things to you it makes you really proud and I am happy to work with him. I’m very happy to be here at such a nice club with great players. I am really happy. The stadium is good and the training ground is fantastic.

“I know about all the players and will meet them on Monday.”

Van Ginkel admitted to feeling somewhat nervous ahead of meeting Chelsea’s star players at the Cobham training ground, but remains adamant that he signed for the Blues in order to make an impact in the Premier League and book a ticket on the plane to the World Cup in Brazil next year.

He continued: “Everybody wants to go to Brazil. You have to play – that’s what Louis van Gaal has said to players. I think I can play games and I think the Premier League is higher than the Dutch league, so you can learn more physically and technically, and develop. That’s why I am here.”

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