Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko says he would prioritise winning the Champions League over the Premier League this season if he was forced to choose between the two.
The French international says the English championship is bread and butter for a team like the Blues, but he says he has firm ambitions on the club winning the premier European competition while he is at the club. He told the Evening Standard:
“For the Premier League, you always have the opportunity to win when you play for a club like Chelsea. So, if I have to choose between the two, it would be the Champions League.
“The Champions League has a different feeling to it, compared to other competitions. It is the number one competition in the world. It’s always been my dream to play in the Champions League and win it.”
The 23 year old has started off his career at Stamford Bridge in impressive fashion, despite having to be thrown in at the deep end by making he debut in a crucial derby against Tottenham last month.
After that match, Bakayoko said he noticed straight away the difference in pace between continental football and the Premier League, but he hasn’t looked off the pace in the matches he has played for Chelsea so far.
The Frenchman could well start again in tonight’s Champions League game against Qarabag, although manager Antonio Conte has confirmed there could be some rotation this evening.