Gifted young midfielder Lewis Baker has said that he remains confident he will return to Chelsea a better player at the end of his loan spell at Vitesse. This is the claim by the FA’s official website who confirmed further that the player revealed he has learnt a lot at the Arnhem outfit.
Baker, 20, has been at Chelsea for more than ten years, but has only made one appearance for the first-team in an FA Cup and in order to gain enough game time and experience, the young Englishman was sent on loan to Vitesse during the summer.
He is one of the four Chelsea youngsters currently on loan at the Dutch club as part of the agreement between both clubs and the youngster believes the Netherlands is a good place for him to develop his talents.
The England youth international feels he is growing both on and off the pitch and that at the end of his loan spell, he will return to Chelsea a much better player.
“I’m really enjoying it, the football is slightly different and is a lot more technical and tactical out there, when we play the bigger teams, it’s also a physical game and I think I’m going to learn a lot out there,” Baker said.
“I’ve already learned a lot in the first few months and hopefully that can increase and next season, I’ll return to Chelsea as a better player. The Eredivise is a top league and I think it’s a good learning place for me, on the pitch and off the pitch, seeing different cultures and the way players live with the different playing styles.”
Baker has impressed greatly in the Eredivise and is regarded as the Chelsea player to have impressed the most for Vitesse.