Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado has claimed he is not worried about his limited playing time at Stamford Bridge because he is aware he still needs to adapt to the Premier League and to manager Jose Mourinho's demands in defence.
The 26-year-old midfielder moved to the west London club on deadline day during the January transfer window after the Blues paid £23.3m ($35m) deal to Fiorentina in a deal that also saw Mohamed Salah moving in the opposite direction on loan.
The Colombian international arrived to the Blues to fill the void left by the departure of Andre Schurrle and with hopes to fight for Willian for a starting spot in Mourinho's line-up. But he has only started two Premier League games.
Following his move to Chelsea, Mourinho warned the fans they will not see the real Cuadrado until next season as he will need the remainder of the campaign to adapt to English football.
The Chelsea manager said: "It's normal, step by step, to be integrated. He needs time. I know Italy and I know the difference between Italy and England. His formation, his development, his experience – everything was in Italy. I think we will see the best Cuadrado next year."
And the player has also claimed he is not worried about the situation as he is aware he needs to adapt to Mourinho's demands before making the impact expected.
"I am happy. I am adapting to the city, the game and the new teammates," he said to Win Sport.
"After a change a player needs to be patience. I have just started. I need to work hard and when the chance arrives be ready for it with the help of God."
"Mourinho has impacted me [for good]. He is an excellent person. With the media, during the interviews, he is a different person but with the players is like a father.
Asked whether Mourinho asked him to defend more, he said: "Yes. He told me that besides attacking I need to mark the rivals but I am used to it. In Italy, [Fiorentina manager] Montella also told me that I had to defend, not just attack."
Meanwhile, questioned whether the adaptation of Colombian players to the Premier League is complicated, following Radamel Falcao's struggles at Manchester United, he said: "No. The Premier League is a little bit different [to the Italian league]. The transition from defence to attack is very fast. But the Colombian players are ready for it. We must be patient and with time you will see the results."