After the injury of Kurt Zouma, the first team player for Chelsea, Matt Miazga expected to get a chance in the first team. Unfortunately, Chelsea boss doesn’t agree. He says that the United States center back still requires a lot of practice and needs to adapt to the fast pace of Premier League.
Matt Miazga came from a very different league; he left the New York Red Bulls to join the Blues in the January transfer window. The reported fee was $5 million and it was a long term project for Chelsea. After the unexpected injury, many expected to see Matt Miazga play in the coming weeks but Chelsea boss put cold water on that thought.
Hiddink praised how the American performed and his dedication towards improvement but said he still wasn’t ready for the fast way of playing of Premier League. According of Hiddink, “He is physically OK but we’ll see what will happen,” he continued, “He’s a youngster, although already in the USA national team, but he has to get used to our way of playing — it’s a little bit faster. But once he adapts himself he’s an open guy, a good guy, very professional.”
The manager said that they have other options that can fill the space of Kurt Zouma and hence they don’t need to force the US youngster into the lineup before he is ready.
Miazga is very dedicated towards his improvement and has been putting in double training sessions to adapt to the game play. Even though it is not the right time yet, we might see him play sometime in the near future.