Date: 24th March 2015 at 11:49pm
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Juan Cuadrado has urged Chelsea fans to be patient with him as he continues to adapt to life in England following a £27 million January move from Fiorentina.

The 26-year-old winger is yet to scale the heights expected of him following his big-money switch to Stamford Bridge, producing lukewarm performances in his five appearances thus far.

However, the Colombian remains confident in his ability and believes that the “excellent” Jose Mourinho can get the very best out of him.

“I am happy. I am adapting to the city, the game and the new teammates,” he told Win Sport. “After a change a player needs to be patient. I have just started. I need to work hard and when the chance arrives be ready for it with the help of God.

“Mourinho has impacted me [for good]. He is an excellent person. With the media, during the interviews, he is a different person but with the players is like a father. He told me that besides attacking I need to mark the rivals but I am used to it. In Italy, [Vincenzo] Montella also told me that I had to defend, not just attack.

“The Premier League is a little bit different [to Serie A]. The transition from defence to attack is very fast. But the Colombian players are ready for it. We must be patient and with time you will see the results.”

Cuadrado joined Chelsea in a deal that saw winger Mohamad Salah – who has since scored six in 11 games – move the other way.

Was Mourinho right to let Salah leave in favour of bringing in Cuadrado? Let us know in the comments below.


12 responses to “Cuadrado tells Chelsea fans: Be patient, I’m worth the wait”

  1. Amr says:

    He is crazy salah way better

  2. butali says:

    salah was our good player tactically and mentally very strong.
    cuadrado needs to adjust first than expected.

  3. Olumighty says:

    With time he no adapt to the system in England

  4. mcbrain says:

    Cuadrado is better,watch his games while still at Fiorentina therefore when he adapts to EPL he will be dangerous!!!

  5. Nazimu bawa says:

    Cuadrado arrives @ wrng time ,when de team demand so much frm de players.mou shold‘nt hav release schurrle &salah for a player needs time ‘to adopt .

  6. Abuchi Don ifitedunu says:

    For me, i can’t really say who is a better player, but i can only say that when salah was in basel, don’t forget he was doing fine but only to come to EPL and flopped though he was not given much game time but with the little game time that were afforded him, he didn’t made an impart at all. With Caudrado, he was doing fine in serieA as a matter of fact one of the best players in serieA but here in chelsea he is not doing fine, he need time to adjust and adapt. Let us not forget that the intensity of EPL is not same with that of Italian league and Switzerlands. Both needs time and game time.

  7. kingfexx says:

    let us hold on with the guy and expect his parformance nex season

  8. Santo Charis says:

    BPL is nt jxt a league.. Cuadrado is better dan Salah.. D best of him is nxt season..Gv him Time..

  9. ELMATADO says:

    To me Juan Cuadrado is better dan Salah bcus next season he will adapt to EPL style of play more dan the like of Salah. Salah is a complete flop.