Chelsea FC Youngster Looking To Be Nation’s Best

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Matt Miazga of Chelsea after the Emirates FA Cup match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on February 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Matt Miazga of Chelsea after the Emirates FA Cup match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on February 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images) /
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Chelsea FC prospect Matt Miazga has laid bare his desire to reach the summit of the sport and lead the United States into a successful era for, umm, soccer.

Recent Chelsea FC signing Matt Miazga has proven himself to be an ambitious man in his latest interview. The 20-year-old joined the Blues in surprise deal during the winter transfer window and has yet to make a senior team appearance. However, that has not distracted him from his career goals.

Speaking to ESPN FC, the American revealed his motivations behind making the Chelsea switch and his ultimate aspiration going forward.

"I wanted to test myself in Europe to see what I can do. I want to be the best player I can be, the best American player. Why not challenge myself at one of the biggest clubs in the world?"

The defender was building quite a reputation over in the MLS, despite his relative inexperience. With only one full first-team season under his belt, the Blues jumped in and offered $5 million in order to secure his services.

Interim boss Guus Hiddink is yet to hand him his debut, but Miazga has featured among the named substitutes on occasion.

While the American is saying all the right things, he must be concerned about his status. Chelsea already had a crop of young defensive talent before Miazga was signed. The likes of Nathan Ake and Andreas Christensen have impressed out on loan with many calling for their utilisation next season.

Furthermore, with Kurt Zouma already a first-team regular, where does that leave Miazga?

Unfortunately, it is hard to fathom his position in the pecking order if for nothing but the fact that we have not seen him at Premier League level. Of course, Hiddink will have formed his opinion from training sessions, but with a new manager taking charge over the summer, the Dutchman’s views may be lost in translation.

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Miazga is not in a position to make demands around Stamford Bridge either and thus it seems likely that he will simply have to head into the 2016/17 campaign in the hope of receiving minutes. Unless, of course, Hiddink bleeds him into the side over the remaining few games.