Oriol Romeu admits it is a 'dream' to be playing for Chelsea after he made his UEFA Champions League debut for the club earlier in the week.
The promising midfielder joined Chelsea in the summer from Barcelona and was handed his first European start for the club in the 5-0 thrashing of Genk on Wednesday.
He produced a solid performance for the Blues on the back of two substitute appearances in the Premier League and he is delighted to be part of Andre Villas-Boas' squad.
"I'm proud to play my first game in the Champions League," said Romeu.
"Obviously, it's a dream for me to play with these players, with this team.
"I need to keep working, to keep training well, and then the chance will arrive.
"It's a dream for me. I am a young player and to play with these players, I learn a lot."
The 20-year-old also believes that he and fellow summer arrival Juan Mata have helped each other and, finally, Fernando Torres to make themselves feel at home at Chelsea.
"It's better for him, for Juan, for me to have here players from Spain," he continued.
"You can relax with them, you can speak with them and, on the pitch, I think you have a better relationship to play with them.
"We are friends so sometimes we go to dinner, to lunch."