- Michy Batshuayi has blasted Antonio Conte for fooling him about his role on his Chelsea team
- Batshuayi signed for Chelsea in 2016 but failed to nail a starting position due to strong competition from Diego Costa
- The Belgian striker permanently left the Blues earlier this month to join Turkish club Fenerbahce
Former Chelsea striker Michy Batchuayi has blasted Antonio Conte for fooling him into signing with the Blues in 2016.
What he expected to be a successful period in his career ended up being a frustrating six years at the London club.
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Batshuayi blasts Conte for fooling him
Batshuayi completed the 35 million move from Olympique Marseille in 2016 but failed to impress and eventually had to settle for the bench and several loan spells, which didn't amount to anything.
Conte was constantly contradicting himself. To start with my arrival. He called me and explained his project. He wanted me to play in a two-man frontline alongside Diego Costa.
Did I believe that? Of course, because Conte has played with two attackers all his career. Except at Chelsea with me. I do not understand. The truth is that I have been fooled far too often.
In the end, the 28-year-old made just 77 appearances for the Blues, scoring 25 goals in six years at Stamford Bridge. However, the Belgian striker was shelved out on loan to numerous clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Valencia, Crystal Palace and Besiktas.
Although some may consider his career underwhelming, it was far from that assessment. He won a Premier League title in his debut season and followed it with an FA Cup the following season.
He completed a permanent move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce earlier this month.
Conte 'open' to Juventus reunion
Sports Brief earlier reported on Conte's intention to return to Juventus to replace Massimiliano Allegri, according to reports in Italy. Allegri is facing a tough time following Juventus' terrible start to the season.
Conte is currently managing Tottenham Hotspur but hasn't signed a long-term contract yet. This situation has led many to believe he could be preparing for a sensational return to his former club.
Source: Sports Brief News