Michy Batshuayi has opened up on why he’s thriving at Borussia Dortmund following his January loan move to the Bundesliga club.
The Belgian striker who joined Chelsea in July 2016, from Olympic Marseille for £33.2m with a lot of promise has not really lived up to expectations at Stamford Bridge. Although the 24-years old has found game time so hard to come by, with his involvement in matches being ‘blocked’ by first Diego Costa and now Alvaro Morata.
And with the World Cup finals coming up in June, the striker need some games under his belt if he must make it into the star-studded Belgian squad .
However, in January Batshuayi proved to be a crucial cog in a three-way transfer merry-go-round which saw Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang move to Arsenal and Olivier Giroud head to Chelsea.
Batshuayi immediately became a hit in Germany and has already scored eight goals in 11 games for Dortmund.
When asked why he’s thriving at Signal Iduna Park, the Brussels-born star told German publication HLN : “I hardly played at Chelsea, so it’s nice to be important again now.
“Do you know what it is; I am just warmly welcomed at Dortmund – I immediately got love. Then you are automatically better.”
But he was coy when asked if he wanted to make his move to Dortmund a permanent one.
“I do not want to talk about that,” Batshuayi replied.
“And neither about Chelsea. Maybe later.”
Does he think he can usurp Lukaku in the national team?
“I score, which makes me lean slightly closer to Romelu Lukaku. We can also play together, but there is a fair competition between all players, the most important being the team”; Batshuayi added.