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Omeruo sets sights on Chelsea debut

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo
is determined to break into the
first team after signing a new two-
year deal that keeps him at the
club until 2018.
The 20-year-old Nigeria
international has largely been
loaned out by Chelsea since he
joined in January 2012.
Omeruo, who is part of the Super
Eagles World Cup squad, told BBC
Sport: "I've been working towards a
new contract and I am really happy
it is done.
"I'm very confident and I know I
have to prove myself more to get a
After signing for the Blues from
Standard Liege, Omeruo was
immediately sent on a season-long
loan to Dutch side ADO Den Haag.
He is yet to make his Chelsea debut
and spent the second half of last
season on loan at Middlesbrough in
the Championship, where he made
14 appearances.
However, Omeruo remains positive
about his chances at the London
club and is aware of what he needs
to do to convince manager Jose
Mourinho to play him.
"Going to the World Cup is an
opportunity to show myself and
prove that I am ready to play in the
first-team," Omeruo said.
"I'm enjoying myself here in
England and settling down to the
"I just need to take the
opportunities when presented to
me, stay focused, do my best and
show the manager what I'm capable
of doing."
Omeruo was a key member of the
Nigerian side that won the Africa
Cup of Nations in 2013.
He also played in last summer's
Confederations Cup in Brazil.

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