BATSHUAYI: MY CHELSEA STRUGGLES HAVE MADE ME STRONGER

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Michy Batshuayi and Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku were in action for their country during Monday night’s 2-1 friendly victory over the Czech Republic, with Batshuayi scoring in a 2-1 win for Roberto Martinez’s side.

Batshuayi opened the scoring before Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini secured the win for Belgium following a Michael Krmencik leveller.

Batshuayi endured a tough debut season in the Premier League but he ended the last few games banging in the goals for Chelsea and also scored the goal that sealed the Premier League title for Chelsea.

Batshuayi told reporters that he enjoyed his partnership with Lukaku during the game against Czech, while also admitting that his Chelsea struggles have made him stronger.

“I really enjoyed playing in attack with two strikers,” Batshuayi told reporters.

“The coach asked me to give of myself physically. With Romelu, we had to take turns in dropping off, never stay in the same line. The system worked well.

“We scored a magnificent goal. I’m here for the team. I’m ready to start on Friday [against Estonia]. I have had a difficult season at Chelsea, but I have come out of it stronger mentally. I am even hungrier.”

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