The Crystal Palace manager was far from impressed from Batshuayi comments
Having failed to have really ever cut it out at Chelsea, Michy Batshuayi has been spending the last string of years out on loan. The Belgium based striker ended up joining Crystal Palace on loan this term in a bid to bolster the club’s paper thin attacking ranks.
However, despite being devoid of viable names to spearhead his attack and despite seeing Wilfred Zaha sustain an injury, manager Roy Hodgson has never fancied Batshuayi. The on loan player has hardly gotten a look into Crystal Palace’s unit, not even as a substitute.
Batshuayi who is clearly bereaved with his lack of action recently spoke about how he was in angst over his position at Crystal Palace. The striker who had scored on of his country’s eight goals against Belarus talked about how he was pleased to join Belgium after a troublesome time at Crystal Palace.
Michy Batshuayi: “I get a breath of renewed energy when I come into the national team, because it’s very hard for me at my club. “I feel a lot of trust from the coach; trust that I do not get there.”
Hodgson Claps Back At Michy
However, Roy Hodgson has clearly not taken well to Batshuayi comments. Quizzed about Batshuayi statement, Hodgson was quick to counter as he suggested Batshuayi to focus on his play rather than making outlandish statements.
“Any time a player who is not getting a game here and is obviously unhappy not getting a game here, I’d fully expect that when he goes away with the national team, especially if he plays and does very well, to get the question, ‘What’s gone wrong? Why aren’t you playing back there?’”
“Then you expect him to say the type of things Michy said. If after 45 years I didn’t expect that or come to terms with that, I would have been living in a different world,” the Crystal Palace manager said.
“But I would advise people that when they do go away and say that to be a little bit careful. Because playing 60 minutes against Belarus and scoring one of eight goals is not quite the same as if he comes on against Everton and helps them to a 3-0 win by scoring a couple.”
“I would put that in a different league in terms of achievement. Without wishing to denigrate them in any way, the quality of a Belgian team against a Belarus team is not like two Premier League teams playing together.”