Kante and others not better than me Bakayoko insists
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko claims he is no worse than any other French central midfielder picked ahead of him for the international assignment.
The 23-year-old has once again been left out of Didier Deschamps’ latest national squad while Blues’ teammate N’Golo Kante got the call.
Bakayoko joined Chelsea for £40m from Monaco this summer but has just one international cap from a friendly against Spain in March.
He has had a mixed start to his Chelsea career but was part of the Chelsea side that beat Manchester United 1-0 last week. With the Frenchman running the show in midfield Nemanja Matic was nowhere to be seen.
When asked about the latest snub, Bakayoko told Canal+: “I’m disappointed.
“I believe in this World Cup, it’s still my goal. I play for a big club; I think that can work in my favour.
“I feel [Adrien] Rabiot, Kante, [Blaise] Matuidi, [Corentin] Tolisso are not better than me. I respect the coach’s decision and I also respect the players who were called up – they are talented, some are friends of mine.
“I’m proud that they were called up. I’d like to be with them. But I’m not below them.”
Hope this assertion will not spark a feud in Chelsea team.