Chelsea striker, Michy Batshuayi says he was so frustrated with playing second fiddle at Stamford Bridge that he was driven to break a club rule.
The 24-year old who cost Chelsea £33.2m in the summer of 2016 was expected to lead the line this season for the Blues following the departure of Diego Costa, but the arrival of Alvaro Morata meant that the Belgian forward had to play a bit part role yet AGAIN.
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte rarely featured him in his line up, and his search for regular football forced him to make a loan move to Borussia Dortmund in January.
Batshuayi told Onze magazine how he managed his frustrations: “At the club you’re not allowed to do it, but I played futsal,” he said.
“If I didn’t play futsal, I would have been dead.
“I did not tell my teammates, I never told anyone [at Chelsea].
“I kill myself at futsal for 1 hour or 2 hours. It’s mandatory for me.
“It allows me to feel better, to free myself, to feel the sensation of the ball, the feeling of finding the path of the nets and especially the notion of pleasure with my friends.”
Batshuayi has been in fine form since moving to Germany, scoring eight goals in twelve games and with Aubameyang now settled at Arsenal, the Bundesliga giants could make the Belgian’s deal permanent.