Sitting in the stands isn’t fun. Chelsea defender Baba Rahman knows all about it. Now, the Ghanaian is calling out Guus Hiddink to let him play, according to The Daily Mail.
Rahman made a £21.7million move from Bundesliga side Augsburg to Chelsea last summer, but has found it very difficult to make any kind of impact in the Premier League.
The 21-year-old has made just nine appearances this season: four in the Premier League, three in the Champions League and two in the League Cup.
Conclusion: he failed to earn a spot under the sacked Jose Mourinho and hasn’t seen any playing time under Guus Hiddink. That has led Rahman for a cry of frustration:
“Of course it is frustrating for any footballer to be forced to watch from the stands. I do not want to experience that any longer,” said Rahman.
“You have to get used to the Premier League and a big club like Chelsea first when you are a young player like I am, so the first half of the season was alright. But I definitely want more playing time in the second half of the season.”
Rahman has to compete with Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta and Serbian Branislav Ivanovic for a spot at Stamford Bridge. That has thus proven to be a though assignment. Both players are far more experienced and have been with Chelsea for an extended period of time.
With Hiddink getting The Blues on track a bit, it seems unlikely Rahman will earn more minutes during the second half of the season. But his cry for help might get him some attention…