“Going from Chelsea was the best decision for me – striker Bertrand Traore told Daily Mail – I am enjoying myself, as a young player you can only improve if you are playing every week.”
The 22-year-old Burkina-Faso international left Stamford Bridge in the summer after 4 years with the Blues since 2014: “I enjoyed my time at Chelsea and when I had opportunities to show what I could do on the pitch, I took them with both hands. – he added – But there wasn’t any guarantee I would play. Yes, I would be happy if it was me in the Chelsea first team playing every weekend, but this is football and you have to take decisions. Along with Chelsea, I took the decision to sign for Lyon and I am happy with that”.
Traore impressed last season on loan at Dutch giants Ajax, before moving to France on a permanent deal. Anyway, “I am good enough to play in the Premier League” he added.
Traore has not ruled out a return to Chelsea in a near future: “Why not, it is up to me to develop and progress as a player and prove that I am good enough to play in the Premier League. Others went back, it is a possibility. I have to focus on Lyon, do my best and see what I do in the future.”