Chelsea midfielder Christian Atsu has taken a dig at the Blues style of play after revealing he wants to remain on loan at Vitesse so he can play in an attacking team. Jose Mourinho’s men have been accused of parking the bus in recent weeks after frustrating opponents by packing the defence to ensure they do not lose.
The Londoners were criticised for putting 10 men behind the ball against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg in Spain and then Liverpool in the Premier League.
While they did not concede in those two games – drawing with Atletico and beating the Reds 2-0 – they have been accused of going too far with the approach, especially with all the players the club has at their disposal. And Atsu hints that he does not want to be part of a team that plays in such a fashion. It all depends on Chelsea, he told Voetbal International. “Here, I get the chance to develop myself and at Vitesse we play an attacking system. Suppose I move to a bigger club and am placed on the bench or I move to a team that plays counter-attacking football; that would leave me feeling like I am going to the office and taking a nap on my desk.
The 22-year-old has made 27 appearances for Vitesse in all competitions this term and has an outside chance of going to the World Cup with Ghana.