Chelsea loan star is 'very happy' in Bundesliga

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Lucas Piazon netted his first goal of the season for Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, scoring the winning free-kick against Hamburg.

20-year-old Piazon completed a season-long switch to Frankfurt during the summer, his third successive loan spell away from Stamford Bridge.

Despite having impressed in spells with Malaga and Vitesse, the former Brazilian youth international has made just one Premier League appearance for Chelsea, coming on a substitute to assist a goal and miss a penalty in the 8-0 win over Aston Villa in December 2012.

His spell in the Bundesliga is rumoured to be his last, with a potential switch to Germany at the close of the season, and Piazon told that he is delighted to be playing as much as possible. Having netted the winning free-kick in the 90th minute against Hamburg to keep Frankfurt in the top 10, the young forward was questioned by the website about his goals for the current season.

He said: "I came to Eintracht to play and I gain more experience with every minute. I believe that I can be very happy with my performances thus far, so I'm very happy at the moment.

"I've only been in Frankfurt for a couple of months. I'm getting to know the team and the Bundesliga more and more and I'm trying to improve game-on-game.”

His spell in the Bundesliga follows years in England, Spain and the Netherlands, and Piazon was asked how German football matches up with that across the rest of Europe.

"There is one big difference,” he replied.

"Every game is extremely competitive - it is very physically demanding and the teams are always full of running.

"For me, the Bundesliga is one of the most competitive leagues in the world.”

Piazon is not the only Blues player to be experiencing the rigours of German football this season, with midfielder Oriol Romeu enjoying a spell with Stuttgart. He is also said to be contemplating a permanent switch at the end of the season, and the Blues should be worried that they are set to lose a number of promising youngsters with first-team opportunities growing steadily harder to come by at Stamford Bridge.

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