Exclusive: Chelsea Defender Jeffrey Bruma Wants First Team Football

Goal.com's Jesse Wieten spoke with young Chelsea defender Jeffrey Bruma about his future at the Blues.
Chelsea defender Jeffrey Bruma is considered to be one of the most exciting young defenders around in Europe and the 18-year-old has already represented The Netherlands at senior level. However, the centre-back is finding regular first team football hard to get at Chelsea and Bruma has now revealed to Goal.com that he could leave the Blues on a temporary basis to find first team action elsewhere.

"It's crucial to get regular first team action if you want to play for Holland's senior side. However, I've only made six first team appearances for Chelsea so far," said Bruma to Goal.com's Jesse Wieten.

"In the beginning, I was just happy to be part of the first team. I'm almost 19 though and I really want to take the next step in my career. I need to play first team football on a regular basis to do so.

"There are moments that the coach tells me that I won't play, despite having trained very well all week. That's difficult for me. They've told me that my time will come though and that I should be patient. That's probably the best thing to do.

"The national team coach has told me that I need to get more playing time and this has made me think about my direct future. I will evaluate my situation with Chelsea before Christmas and it's possibly better for my development to be farmed out on loan. 

"Playing only two or three matches in several months is not good enough for me. I've played with the reserves for two full years now and I feel like I'm ready to play for the first team on a weekly basis. I do realize that I still need to improve certain areas of my game though."

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