Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma has claimed he is enjoying his time at Stamford Bridge even though he is struggling to convince Jose Mourinho to give him a regular place in his starting line-up.
However, the Portuguese boss earmarked Zouma as a signing for the future to replace John Terry and decided to loan him straight back to Saint Etienne for the remainder of the campaign to continue his development.
But after David Luiz leave Stamford Bridge this summer to join Paris Saint Germain, Mourinho opted to offer him a first-team role at West London.
With the duo Terry and Gary Cahill unmovable in the heart of the defence, Zouma has since made only one Premier League late cameo appearance while his only starting roles have been in the Champions League and Capital One Cup.
The French international defender refuses to complain about his situation and says instead that he has the fortune to learn from the best.
"I am very happy to be here. We have a very good and strong team. We are working very hard to win trophies," he said, according to Standard Sport.
"I am making progress when I play, when the coach gives me a chance. I am also learning from very good players in John Terry and Gary Cahill.
Zouma believes that the season is very long and as lonmg as he keeps working, the opportunities will arrive.
"We have a lot of games to play this season and when I have my chance, I try to be my best and play a very good game," he said.
The centre-back started his first game of the campaign during the 2-1 victory to Shrewsbury in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.
"For youngsters it's a very good opportunity to play and show our level. The coach has told us that."