“Everyone knows that I have to play more” insists Batshuayi

Date published: Wednesday 7th June 2017 12:05

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has once again demanded that he play more next season, opening up to a possible loan move away from Stamford Bridge.

The Frenchman made just start in the Premier League last season after a £33.2m summer move from Marseille.

West Ham and Monaco have been linked with a possible move for Batshuayi, who scored four goals in his last three appearances.

Would Batshuayi accept another season on the Chelsea fringes?

“No, no, no. Everyone knows that I have to play more, that I have to score goals. There’s a World Cup coming up next year. I want to be ready for the World Cup,” the 23-year-old stated.

“But I’m not going to ask anything. I’m going to listen to what they are saying. They are the boss, not me. And afterwards I’ll discuss it with my agent and the club. Amicably, as friends of course.

“A loan? That’s not up to me. That’s up to them [Chelsea]. They take the decisions, not me. I have lived difficult moments, but it’s in times like those that you learn the most. Certainly when you’re surrounded by top class players, like Cesc Fàbregas, Eden Hazard, all of them, you only can make progress in a situation like that.

“I haven’t played a lot, you know, but I managed to scored one of the most important goals [at the Hawthorns]. It gave me a boost. Good for me, good for the team.

“Of course I wanted to play more. And of course I wanted to score more goals. That’s normal. All players want that. But we have become champions. That’s really good for me. It’s a wonderful experience.”

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