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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has been told by former Newcastle defender Philippe Albert that he’s too often selfish just to improve his goalscoring record.
Batshuayi has a good goalscoring record for Chelsea and Belgium. Since moving to Chelsea from Marseille in 2016, he has scored 25 goals across 77 appearances for the Blues and has also scored a massive 22 goals in 37 appearances for Belgium.
Batshuayi has joined Besiktas on a season-long loan deal, having also been previously loaned to Borussia Dortmund and Valencia before two spells at Crystal Palace.
Batshuayi’s countryman Philippe Albert has now urged his countryman to take advantage of this loan spell and improve his game.
“The new Besiktas striker is of good will but he often irritates his teammates by not understanding the others, which makes them all play less well,” Albert is quoted by Foot Mercato.
“And his obsession with increasing his crazy stats (22 goals in 37 caps) in the national team hurts the fluidity of the Belgian game. Hopefully his season in Turkey will do him some good because we might have a real problem.
“Given his mind-blowing personal stats for the national team, Batshuayi is always a highly anticipated forward when he steps up for the game. Against Belarus, it was more difficult than expected, despite a cancelled goal and two clear chances.”
He also urged Batshuayi to build his confidence while on loan.
“He must rebuild his confidence in Turkey,” Albert added.
“He has a golden opportunity to get back on track after five years traveling on the bench. Once he stacks up a few goals on the shores of the Bosphorus, things will be better for him, you’ll see,” he added.
“Hopefully nothing bad happens to him in terms of injuries between now and the Nations League Final Four or the World Cup in Qatar.”