Young Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford has issued an apology after saying that his loan spell at Crystal Palace has been ‘terrible’.
The 22 year old Chelsea striker has been on a season long loan at Selhurst Park since the summer, but he has only made five league appearances for the Eagles, with all of them coming from the bench. He has started two games for Palace, but both of those were in the League Cup and that has led to sense of frustration from the England Under-21 international.
After Palace’s 0-0 draw with Swansea City on Monday night the Chelsea striker told the press, “That was my last game for Palace. It has been terrible”. It is believed that at that point he hadn’t even spoken to Alan Pardew, Crystal Palace’s manager, about his desire to return to Stamford Bridge.
On Wednesday, however, the youngster took to Twitter to clarify what he meant by his statement. He used the popular social media platform to say, “My comments were taken out of context. I want to apologise. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Palace, the lads were brilliant, the gaffer and training were great. I couldn’t have been at a nicer club. I’m just disappointed I couldn’t do more for the team”.
With Loic Remy rumoured to be a target for Aston Villa and Radamel Falcao suffering an injury setback, Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink faces something of a dilemma with his striking options. Although he has Pedro and Kenedy available for selection neither of them are out and out strikers, meaning that Diego Costa is the only fully fit striker available for the defending Premier League champions during the hectic January schedule.