Belgium manager Roberto Martinez does not appear to be impressed with the attitude and actions of Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda, as the Express report.
It is still unclear whether we should trust Martinez’s judgement. After all, he was sacked by Everton having failed to make a young and talented group of players work as a unit. However, he has plenty to say about Chelsea starlet Musonda.
Musonda will be hoping to force his way into the Belgium fold ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but it does not look as though Martinez is a fan of the 21-year-old.
Martinez has been quoted by the Express suggesting that Musonda’s discontent over his play time is his own fault:
“We all know his talent, but he’s reached a period in his life where he needs to play. In fact, the club wanted to loan him, but he didn’t want to go because he thought he would be playing. In that case, it’s quite hard to moan about your situation. You need to distinguish two things with young players. Their potential and their performances.”
The former Everton boss may well have a point, but perhaps he should respect the fact that Musonda refused to be forced into the Chelsea loan system and opted to stay and fight for game-time. In our eyes, that’s commendable.