Kakuta - I can succeed at Chelsea
Last Updated: January 28, 2012 6:18pm
Gael Kakuta: The Chelsea youngster is hoping to benefit from the experience of playing more first team football with Dijon
French striker Gael Kakuta believes he has the talent to become a success at Chelsea, and hopes his loan move to Dijon will give him the experience he needs to improve as a player.
The 20-year-old forward - who has not featured for the Blues this season, but has played six matches on-loan at Bolton - has found first team opportunities hard to come by at Stamford Bridge, but feels his move to France's Ligue 1 will help develop his game.
"I could not be satisfied with a few minutes on the pitch," said Kakuta, who joined Chelsea's youth set-up in 2007. "I need more experience at Dijon to bounce back.
"I have to improve on physical and athletic levels, and being more mature in my game.
"In life there are ups and downs, but I know I have the right level to play at Chelsea. It was a kid's dream to go there.
"Even if I didn't play a lot, I learnt a lot. I have no regret. Some coaches trust young players, some not. But the club still trusts me."
And former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has had some words of encouragement for Kakuta, even though the Frenchman struggled for opportunities during the Italian's reign.
Ancelotti said: "He is a great talent. He needs to play a lot of matches. With me he didn't play a lot. In great clubs, it is difficult to play young players. He had such a problem at Chelsea. At Chelsea he lost some trust."