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Batshuayi’s striking confession about Crystal Palace

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Michy Batshuayi of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Selhurst Park on January 30, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian Walton -

After Belgium’s massive victory on Tuesday, Michy Batshuayi disclosed shocking information about his life at Crystal Palace.

Michy Batshuayi has been living life under Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace on loan from Chelsea. It has been a roller-coaster ride for the Belgian since he joined the Blues from Marseille in 2016. With much of his time spent on the sidelines, Batshuayi failed to set the foundation as a regular player at Stamford Bridge. Yet he was known to be an active figure on the bench at the London club.

Furthermore, the striker also saw minutes at Borussia Dortmund and Valencia on loan before moving to another loan deal with Palace. Although the 2020-21 season has been terrible for Batshuayi with just one goal in 18 games, making just nine starts. The Belgium international will run out of the Chelsea contract by the end of this campaign and his future looks uncertain. On an international level, however, he has been faring well.

Trust issues.

Batshuayi has racked 22 goals in 33 appearances for Belgium since making his debut in 2015. He claims that he is content with his national squad having scored the opener for the Red Devils in an 8-0 win over Belarus on Tuesday. But, the 27-year-old admitted that he is not happy with his club, Crystal Palace. Batshuayi believes that there are trust issues with Hodgson which makes a huge difference for him.

“I get a breath of renewed energy when I come into the national team because it’s very hard for me at my club,” Batshuayi said after the match against Belarus. “The club and the national team are different. The coach, the team members and the system are different from that at Palace. With the Red Devils, I feel a lot of trust from the coach; trust that I do not get there [at Palace]. With [Belgium head coach Roberto] Martinez, we talk to each other a lot, even when I’m back at my club. I give 200 per cent not to disappoint him.”