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Andrey Santos had only recently joined Chelsea, so he didn’t have much time to get to know his new club.
Because Brazil is currently competing in the U20 South American Championship, the midfielder returned to the tournament after joining the Blues.
Andrey Santos is proving to be an important player for the U20 national team, captaining a squad that has already qualified for the next stage after only two games.
The youngster spoke to Globo Esporte about the entire process he went through this month, claiming Chelsea had no problems allowing him to play in the tournament.
“Everyone knows that representing my country has always been a dream of mine. “I have to enjoy every moment, every participation, and it’s obvious how happy I am to be here, at Granja, representing Brazilian football,” Andrey Santos told Globo Esporte.
“I got there, talked to them and they made me feel at ease, accepted and wished me good luck. I’m sure they’re rooting for me, and they’ve already told me to keep it up. And I hope to continue doing so in order to bring fruit and happiness to Brazil and Chelsea.”
With Brazil not expected to compete in the U20 World Cup this year, Santos anticipates that Chelsea will allow him to participate as well.
“We haven’t had that kind of talk yet, but I believe everything will be fine. We’ll get that Worlds spot and the title, God willing. And I hope everything goes well!”
Andrey Santos also spoke briefly about his arrival at Chelsea, claiming that he is living a dream and thanking the other Brazilians in the squad for their assistance.
“It was a great start. It’s a dream come true to play for one of Europe’s biggest clubs, such as Chelsea. I am overjoyed. Everyone who knows me knows that I wanted to travel to Europe when I was 18 and, thank God, I was able to do so.
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“Thiago and Jorginho are incredible players; I’ve always looked up to them and followed them, and I was very pleased with the way they treated me, for the simplicity and warmth of their welcome. I hope to be of great assistance to them and the team when I return.”
Chelsea paid €12.5 million for the midfielder from Vasco da Gama, and he should make his Premier League debut soon.