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Piet de Visser criticizes Vitesse Arnhem's treatment of Lucas Piazon

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The Chelsea scout isn't pleased with the way that loan turned out

Stanley Chou

Piet de Visser was not pleased with the way that Vitesse Arnhem used Lucas Piazon, and didn't believe thay gave him the support he needed to succeed. Here's what he had to say to Voetbal International:

"Lucas is an attacking midfielder, but was misused on the left. Moreover, the supervision in Arnhem is not good."

"They get an apartment, a telephone and a car. They need to sort it out. At one o'clock in the afternoon training has ended and they sit alone in their apartment. Those guys must be supervised daily."

"In addition, the error made by Vitesse was to pick up four new players in the winter. That was not good for the group. I'm talking to Lucas and Chelsea soon and I want to know exactly what happened. Vitesse need to cherish this kind of talent."

Piazon was the best player in the Netherlands before the winter break, so I'm not sure what the issue with playing him on the left was. He became a non-factor after the break though, so there is probably something behind the other complaints De Visser has.

Following some of the controversy over the way the Chelsea/Vitesse relationship has worked, it will be interesting to see how these comments are received in the Netherlands. If the Chelsea board feel this way though, I'd imagine that these issues will either be fixed next season, or we'll be looking at a changed relationship.