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Chelsea striker Armando Broja: I really enjoyed Vitesse experience

Chelsea striker Armando Broja has reaffirmed the benefits of last season's loan with Vitesse.

Broja shone in last night's friendly against Bournemouth.

And before the clash, he told the club's website: "I thought it was a good season personally and as a team we had a very good season as well. Not many people expected us to do so well.

"I really enjoyed it. It was my first time out on loan, it was a great experience for me to develop as a player, understand senior football and go out there and play with actual men in a good, competitive league. It was very good for me to develop player-wise and develop as a man, living on my own away from family and everything. It was a really good stepping stone for me to start my senior career.

"When you're in the Academy like me, you don't actually know what it feels like until you're out there. I could definitely tell the difference in the speed of the way they train, the way they play, the way they move the ball, the way the other team press.

"You can definitely tell straight away you're not playing academy football anymore, you're playing senior football against men who have families they're making a living for. I came from the Academy and went straight to learn in a different country, so I had to adapt quickly, but I think it was successful."


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