It was great to see Demba Ba score that 87th minute winner for Chelsea last night against PSG, and in his after-match comments, Demba Ba had a bit of a go at manager Jose Mourinho, for hardly playing him this season.
Demba Ba scores 87th minute winner last night
This is what Demba Ba said after the game last night:
“I’m not out for revenge, maybe Mourinho doesn’t have strikers to his liking, but I know that we have three great strikers and I think that a lot of clubs would like to have them.
“I’m happy. I’m happy to have liberated us. I haven’t been given my chance much this season but here tonight, I’ve taken it. It’s the first time I’ve wished PSG to lose, and it’s me who scores the goal - luckily for Chelsea.
“It all happened so quickly, I saw the ball, and it was in the goal. I just do what I have to do when I get chances.” “I didn’t have chances this season but tonight I took it.”
“I’m happy for Chelsea but it’s hard to see them lose, especially with one of my best friends, Yohan Cabaye, on the other side.”
It’s good that Demba mentions one of his best friends Yohan Cabaye – after they were team-mates on Tyneside, having both been signed in the summer of 2011.
Demba was born in Sevres, which is community in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, so PSG is his home-town club.
And the Senegal striker has shown that if he is played in the Premier League consistently, as he was at West Ham and Newcastle, he will score goals, and even vital goals, like the one he scored last night.
But at Chelsea, the best he gets are late substitute appearances, but he’s still got 6 goals in 23 appearances this season, to go with his 6 goals in 22 appearances for the second half of last season, after leaving Newcastle fifteen months ago.
Ba scored a fantastic 29 goals in 58 appearances for the Magpies, in what was his best ever spell in the Premier League.
Loic Remy should take note that top players at Newcastle, who are stars and play in every game don’t necessarily have that when they join top clubs – as Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye have found out at Chelsea and PSG respectively.
We still expect Loic will now join a top club in the summer – maybe Arsenal or Tottenham in London.
What do you think?