Michy Batshuayi’s participation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup was in major doubt after he suffered an ankle injury in April, but the 24-year-old recovered in time to make Belgium’s squad and he’s been quite active on Twitter lately, much to the delight of all.
Batshuayi aka Batsman has, understandably, been in high spirits of late after finding the back of the net in the Red Devils’4-1 win over Costa Rica in their final warm-up tie before the World Cup.
The Chelsea forward’s delight at scoring for the first time since his return from injury was palpable and his cheeky caption just had to go viral:
Me entering bae’s home when her parents just left 🤫🤭… 😂 pic.twitter.com/4WAOYMSj4T
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) June 11, 2018
After spending one-and-a-half seasons as a bit-part player under Antonio Conte at Chelsea, Batshuayi departed on a half-season loan deal to the Westfalenstadion in January.
The move to the Bundesliga turned out to be a masterstroke as suddenly, Batshuayi was back in contention to make it to Roberto Martinez’ Belgium squad for the World Cup.
Borussia Dortmund had just sold Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal, but due to Batshuayi’s arrival, didn’t feel the loss of the Gabonese forward.
In just 14 games for Die Borussen, the Belgian racked up 9 goals and it was only a untimely ankle injury in April that cut short his prolific time in Germany.
With his place in the Red Devils squad confirmed, Batshuayi’s sole focus will be on helping Belgium secure their maiden World Cup.
Drawn in Group G, they open their campaign against Panama on June 18. The other sides in their group are England and Tunisia.
Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku is likely to start for Belgium at the World Cup, but expect Batshuayi to make an impact coming off the bench in Russia.