Michy Batshuayi’s Chelsea career hasn’t quite turned out the way anyone would’ve hoped for at the time of his signing in 2016, even if he did score our title-winning goal that season. Overall, those four and a half years have seen plenty of ups and even more downs, not to mention a few loan moves of varying success.
Still, there’s little use in dwelling on the past, which certainly wouldn’t fit with Michy’s carefree image and (online) personality.
“Of course, there’s choices I would’ve changed, that I wouldn’t have taken. That’s certain. There are small regrets, but you don’t have time to dwell on it. Look forward and the battle isn’t over.”
The Batsman’s current but still temporary home is back at Selhurst Park with Crystal Palace, where he once spent the second half of the 2018-19 season. But while back then he managed to score 6 times in 13 appearances, he’s still looking for his first goal this time around (6 appearances thus far).
But at least he’s playing, right?
“It’s frustrating [to be on loan again], but I’m not the boss. There’s situations that are a bit complicated, and sometimes you don’t really want to think about them, you just want to be on the pitch, so that’s what I did”.
Michy has spoken about his annoyance at not being able to open his Palace account just yet, but hopefully his brace for Belgium will give him the confidence boost needed at club level, too.
“I’m convinced [I made the right choice], otherwise I wouldn’t have taken that decision, and even if I wasn’t, it’s a bit late for that (laughs). I’m at Crystal Palace, I’m looking forward, and I have to fight like everyone else to play, to have a spot in the team”.
-Michy Batshuayi; Source: RTL Sport via Sport Witness
Maybe the next step for Michy will be to find a more stable career situation next summer. He can certainly help that by scoring a few goals for Crystal Palace...