Cuadrado needs time to settle at Chelsea, says Bacca

Thursday 7th May , 2015 10:45 am

Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca has backed Colombia team-mate Juan Cuadrado to eventually find his feet and start impressing at Chelsea.

Cuadrado joined Chelsea from Fiorentina in the January transfer window, but he has so far been unable to live up to the high expectations, having failed to score or assist in nine Premier League games.

However, Bacca believes the 26-year-old attacker just needs time to settle in England before showing his best form for Jose Mourinho’s men.

“I know Cuadrado well as I see him in the national team,” Bacca said on Wednesday.

“He’s a great player and there’s a reason Chelsea signed him – one of the best teams in the world.

“But we know that when you change leagues from Italy to England they are different leagues that have different ways of playing.

“I think that he signed for a team that has a very demanding manager and he also has to adapt to the league and the team with a squad that had already gelled.

“I think that he will very soon start to show what he’s made of.”

Cuadrado has made nine Premier League appearances so far this season, but has yet to score or provide an assist.