Centre-forward Michy Batshauyi has reignited desire to fight for his Chelsea spot despite currently being in Valencia on loan. The Belgian international joined the Blues in the summer of 2016 but struggled to make the desired impact. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Dortmund, but the centre-forward made his stay at Germany memorable with 9 goals in 14 games.
In an interview with The Times, Batshuayi said: “No [I’m not looking for a permanent move]”.
“I’ve so much respect for Chelsea and I love them”. “This loan is important for my development, to show how good I am so that I can go back to Chelsea a better player”. “Everyone knows there’s real emphasis on technique in La Liga and I’m a technical player; in that sense it’s a good fit”. “But all leagues are a good fit for me — I can play anywhere”. “Germany and England were good fits too”.
Batshuayi also revealed his difficult spell with the London side and how his Belgium counterparts aided him.
“Initially it was difficult for me,” he said. “I was a young guy arriving at such a huge club, a changing room filled with stars”. “Fortunately I had Eden [Hazard] and [Thibaut] Courtois who took me under their wing and explained how things were done”. “They helped me integrate and feel at home”. “I had some really, really tough times and some amazing times too”. “Moments like scoring the goal to win the league are incredible and stay etched into your memory forever”.
When asked if he’s had any dialogue with Sarri, Batshuayi added: “I haven’t spoken to them, not at all”. “That’s something for my agent and Chelsea to take care of — but I’ve not spoken to the club or Sarri”.
Batshuayi has only scored a goal since his arrival to Valencia.