Ghanaian defender Baba Rahman has descended on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, claiming that he was only loaned to Schalke because the manager feels he is too offensive-minded for his style of play.
Having moved to Chelsea from Augsburg last season, the expectation was that he was going to be part of Chelsea’s future and stay at the Stamford Bridge for a very long time, but after only one season has now been sent on a season-long loan to Schalke on Tuesday.
The Ghana international feels very disappointed after Conte revealed to him that he will not be part of his plans at Chelsea, at least for this season
“Chelsea manager Antonio Conte told me that he wants his team to be very defensive, but I am a rather offensive full-back,” Rahman told Ruhr Nachrichten.
“So I would have had very little playing time. Conte advised me to leave on loan. We will see what happens after this season.
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However, Baba Rahman believes joining Schalke was the best option and he is very optimistic to succeed under his new boss. They both worked together at Augsburg.
“I already know Markus Weinzierl from my time at Augsburg and we worked together very well there. He always gave me a lot of confidence. That is one of the reasons why I think Schalke were the best option for me.”
Rahman also had his say on the differences between the Premier League and the Bundesliga and was not impressed with the tactics used in England’s top flight.
“A lot of players in England are very powerful, whereas in Germany you see some better football,” the 22-year-old added.
“A lot of Premier League teams are still very much playing kick and rush football.”
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