Ghana defender Baba Rahman has revealed why he went on loan in the beginning of his Chelsea career.
According to him, he had no choice than to temporary leave the London club because the coach at the time, Antonio Conte never liked him.
“I left Chelsea because I didn’t get on well with Conte,” Baba Rahman told Joy Sports in an interview.
“When he arrived I had a first meeting with him before the season ended. He told me how he wanted to play and how I can be in the team if I decide to stay. So I said okay that’s fine.
“When we went on vacation and came back, he was at the Euros so we started the pre-season and then he came to join us. And during the pre-season I didn’t like the way he was reacting toward me.
“So I went to speak to the Sporting Director and I told him my worries. I told him this is what is happening in training and I don’t have confidence anymore and if I would stay here I will not be confident enough to show my qualities.”
According to him, even former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel pleaded with to be patient and not leave the team but he could no longer take the disrespect from Conte.
“Mikel Obi told me to just stay and shouldn’t bother what [Conte] is doing, but as young as I was , I was not taking it lightly so when we went to Austria I spoke to the Sporting Director and told him [that] it is going overboard and I can’t take it. So they told me okay, so what do you want to do? I told them I would prefer to leave and they said no the club don’t want to sell me. So I said okay, if that’s so then I would prefer to go on loan from here,” he said.