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Chelsea striker Armando Broja is currently developing his game in Dutch league, and the Blues academy product has already made a massive impact since sealing a loan move to Netherlands side Vitesse.
The 19-year-old is currently the top goalscorer among teenagers playing in Europe’s top 10 leagues, and he has set the Dutch league on fire.
Broja already has nine goals and two assists in 20 league appearances thus far and it means he has matched Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s total goal tally from his first season with Ajax. He’s also set to beat Luis Suarez’s total of 10 league goals that he scored for Groningen in his only season there before leaving for stardom at Ajax.
Broja is indeed proud of the record he has set so far.
“Nine goals and two assists is good but I am never satisfied,” Broja told Goal in an exclusive interview ahead of Tuesday’s KNVB Beker semi-final against VVV-Venlo. “I want to get more goals and assists to keep tallying them up.
“I have played over 1000 minutes and I have 11 goal contributions. It is not bad but I want more goals and assists. I want to do more.”
The 19-year-old is also keen to surpass the feat of the legendary Didier Drogba.
“I was like: ‘Wow! That’s Frank Lampard, [Didier] Drogba or John Terry right in front of me’ when I would see them around,” he says. “I loved to take pictures with them because I wanted to be them. I wanted to be in their shoes at the top level.
“Now I am approaching the age they were when they were playing, I want to try and surpass Drogba. It might not be easy, but that’s my mentality and how I am feeling.”