Senegal striker Demba Ba wants to leave Chelsea: Reports

Ahram Online, Sunday 13 Apr 2014

Ba says he 2hasn't done very much this season' and wants to play the full 90 minutes and not just sit on the bench, so he is 'looking to leave Chelsea' this summer

Chelsea's Demba Ba celebrates after scoring a goal during their FA Cup soccer match against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton. (Photo: Reuters)

The Senegalese striker Demba Ba says he wants to leave his Premier League club Chelsea this summer.

"I'm looking to leave Chelsea. I want to play the full 90 minutes, get the maximum number of games and enjoy myself," the striker was quoted as saying by the Sunday People.

Ba has been warming the bench with the Blues during Jose Mourinho's era, as the Portuguese coach favours either Fernando Torres or Samuel Eto'o in the lone striking role.

"I've not done very much this season, and I doubt things will change for me here," he said.

The 28-year-old forward left the bench to score a late goal against Paris St-Germain in the UEFA Champions League last week to book the Stamford Bridge a spot in the semifinals.

"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 £50million bracket, rather than steady performers costing £10m.

"But if PSG are looking for someone to play alongside Zlatan (Ibrahimovic), 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."

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