Batshuayi keen to carry Belgium form into Premier League


Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi is desperate to transfer his form for his country to his club after the international break.

Batshuayi scored both of Belgium’s goals in a 2-1 friendly win over Switzerland on Wednesday – converting both of his attempts of the game.

The 27-year-old took his tally to 21 goals for Belgium, with five of those coming in his last three games for the Red Devils.

However, it has been a different story in the Premier League with Batshuayi, who is on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, yet to find the net in five games this season.

“Why do I score so easily here? That’s a question I ask myself,” Batshuayi told RTL Sport.

“It’s a bit annoying but I don’t think about the past, I’m going forward. Personally, it feels good to score two goals.

“It shows that I have qualities, I have to try to perform well in the club as in the national team.”

and then I heard them say I won’t score again tonight… @HazardThorgan8 #andanothertwo #makethat21 pic.twitter.com/7JpXN86M94

— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) November 11, 2020

Belgium’s win was a fortunate one, as they managed a total of seven shots in total compared to Switzerland’s 12.

The Swiss also enjoyed more possession – 51.5 per cent to 48.5 per cent – and completed more passes (632 to 594) as well as winning more duels (40 to 38)

Batshuayi felt it was a challenging game for Roberto Martinez’s side, with many of their stellar names rested ahead of their Nations League clash with England on Sunday.

“It was difficult, it’s a team that is very physical. We knew that from last year when they eliminated us in the Nations League,” added Batshuayi.

“It’s a good test match for newcomers and for me. The thing to remember is that there were a lot of new players.

“They listened very well to the coach’s instructions and it really feels good to win this kind of victory.”





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