Solano - Pizarro must be patient
Nolberto Solano has urged his Peruvian compatriot Claudio Pizarro to be patient at Chelsea.
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 18/03/08 3:27pm
West Ham midfielder Nolberto Solano has urged his Peruvian compatriot Claudio Pizarro to be patient at Chelsea.
Pizarro was brought to Stamford Bridge from Bayern Munich by former Blues manger Jose Mourinho last summer.
His first-team opportunities have been restricted since his arrival, with the likes of Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou all vying for starting roles.
But Solano believes that Pizarro, who has started just four Premier League games this season, will soon be provided with an opportunity to demonstrate his quality.
"The Premier League is one of the toughest in the world," he told radio Ovacion.
"Claudio didn't have the chance to complete a full pre-season with Chelsea so that start affected him.
"His situation is also difficult because Chelsea have players like Didier Drogba. He knew that, and that is why it is a challenge for him.
"When you arrive at a team you start from zero. He is professional so he has to be calm.
"Football always gives you a chance. He will have to wait for that opportunity."