It’s hardly surprising that Demba Ba wants to leave Chelsea in the summer, after not starting many games at all under manager Jose Mourinho at the London club, and it’s also not too surprising that he now wants to join his home town club PSG.
Demba Ba – after scoring against PSG
Demba is frustrated at Chelsea, but he still scored that all important second goal for Chelsea in the Champions League, that took them through against PSG on Tuesday night.
And now they are paired with Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals with Real Madrid meeting Champions Bayern Munich in the other semi-final.
This is what Ba has said today about his future:
“I’m looking to leave Chelsea. I want to play the full 90 minutes, get the maximum number of games and enjoy myself. I’ve not done that very much this season, and I doubt things will change for me here.”
“I could well imagine myself at PSG. That is even though they have taken on a new dimension, and seem to be looking for international stars in the £50M bracket rather than steady performers costing £10M.”
“But if PSG are looking for someone to play alongside Zlatan, then I’m their man.” “They will win the Champions League sooner or later, and not just the one time.”
“Jose Mourinho has never explained his decisions to me. I am honestly surprised that I have been this patient. Earlier in my career I would have cracked up or blown a fuse.”
“My friends Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o have been important. They told me not to give up.” “But Chelsea are at the top of the pyramid. If I leave them I mustn’t make a mistake.”
Ba seems to have made a mistake in joining Chelsea fifteen months ago from Newcastle, and he has seen precious little playing time at the top London club.
Demba Ba showed with West Ham and Newcastle United that he can score goals in the Premier League if he is given the chance, and in the eighteen months he was at Newcastle he scored 29 goals in just 58 appearances and was our top striker.
But it remains to be seen if PSG want to sign the Senegal striker, and whether he will join his friend and former Newcastle team-mate Yohan Cabaye in Paris.