first_imgMichy Batshuayi has stated that his sole focus is on now gaining a place in the final 23-man squad for Belgium in this summer World Cup and that he will consider his future afterwardsThe 24-year-old was surprisingly named in Roberto Martinez’s preliminary World Cup squad, despite having sustained an ankle injury that ended his club season on April 15 in a Bundesliga game against Schalke.Batshuayi has since been linked with a permanent return to Borussia Dortmund in the summer, after enjoying a refreshing loan spell at the club after struggling to make regular appearances under Antonio Conte at Chelsea.However, for now, the forward’s only concern is the World Cup.“Dortmund was a great experience for me,” said Batshuayi, according to SportsKeeda.“They welcomed me very warmly. I was in a good environment and you could see that on the pitch.“It was a while since I had played so much. I can’t remember being allowed to play two games in a row at Chelsea. It was good to gain confidence.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I don’t have a preference; they’re two beautiful clubs. My focus is on the World Cup right now and I don’t want to think about what happens afterwards.”The former Marseille forward confessed that he was very worried that his ankle injury would end his World Cup hopes and he his now determined to make the most of this second chance and prove to Martinez that he is worth a place in the final 23-man squad.“I was scared and in a lot of pain,” he admitted.“I feared I had broken my leg. I didn’t even dare look. The next day, the doctors in Germany even told me to forget the World Cup.“Two, three days later, I could already take normal steps. I’ve done a lot to strengthen my ankle. I’m now running without any worry.“I trained here alone for five days. I feel good physically right now. My ankle is fine.“Now, I want to play games and score goals. Portugal [on June 2] will be an important test for me. I worked hard to be here. I didn’t allow myself any rest.”last_img

Batshuayi will discuss Chelsea future after World Cup

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