Michy Batshuayi failed to convince Frank Lampard with his performances last season, which is why Chelsea allowed the forward to go out on loan to Crystal Palace in the last transfer window.
The Belgium international has made only three starts for the Eagles and has managed to register an assist in five league appearances this season.
Batshuayi and his compatriot, Christian Benteke, have struggled for minutes under Roy Hodgson this season, but a lack of playing time at the club hasn’t stopped Roberto Martínez from picking the duo for November’s international break.
The former Everton manager started the Blues owned player in Belgium’s friendly clash against Switzerland.
Batshuayi rewarded his coach’s faith by helping his country come from behind to seal a 2-1 win on Wednesday. When talking about his display after the match, the attacker also spoke about his situation at Palace.
“It’s a relief to play here, everyone knows how difficult it is for me at club level. This was a very difficult game, especially against a very physical opponent. It is important that we still take the victory here today,” he told VTM, as quoted by Het Laatste Nieuws.
Belgium take on Denmark and Russia in the UEFA Nations League fixtures scheduled for this month and it remains to be seen whether Batshuayi can retain his place in the national team’s starting lineup.