Chelsea forward Loic Remy has finally voiced his frustration at not being given enough playing time this season after the arrival of Colombia international Radamel Falcao.
The French international had his first start of the season yesterday in Chelsea’s 4-1 victory over League 1 side Walsall in which he scored his first goal of the season.
Speaking after Chelsea victory over walsall yesterday, the 28-year old striker made some salient point which suggest he is actually disappointed at the situation surrounding him at Stamford Bridge.
“Yes, it’s really difficult. I can’t lie, the rhythm is not the same to compare with training. Said Remy
“When you come in you just need to do your best. Of course, when you are not playing much it is more difficult to do that.
“I cannot complain. I want to play and when the manager gives me a chance I just try to score goals and give assists.”
The striker admits occasional chances to shine means he has to stop piling the pressure on himself to pull out all the stops.
“I just play the way I play. I don’t put pressure on myself because I know my quality.
“The manager knows as well he can use me as a striker or on the side, so I don’t have any pressure.
“I just want to feel better and now with the games coming, maybe I have the opportunity to play more. We will see.”
With Diego Costa out for the next two games, we expect Jose Mourinho to start Remy ahead of misfiring Falcao in this weekend’s match against Newcastle United which coincidentally is Remy’s former club.
However, should Remy not been given enough playing time this year, the forward could force his way out of Chelsea during next winter transfer window in other to get playing time somewhere else.
Remy is fully aware of the qualities he possess and also know that there are a lot of clubs out there who will be looking forward to securing his services as a first choice striker come January.