Chelsea defender Baba Rahman admits he is beginning to get frustrated with life on the sidelines at Stamford Bridge.
The Ghanaian, who made a £21.7million from Augsburg to Chelsea last summer, has struggled to make an impact in west London and made just nine appearance for the club so far this season.
Baba has been kept out of the side by Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta and failed to earn a spot under sacked boss Jose Mourinho despite fans calling for under-performing Branislav Ivanovic to be dropped during Chelsea’s disastrous start to their campaign.
And the 21-year-old has shown the first signs of unrest after admitting he doesn’t want to experience being on the bench ‘any longer’.
He told Sport Bild: ‘Of course it is frustrating for any footballer to be forced to watch from the stands.
‘I do not want to experience that any longer.
‘You have to get used to the Premier League and a big club like Chelsea first when you are a young player like I am, so the first half of the season was alright.
‘But I definitely want more playing time in the second half of the season.’
Fortunately for Baba, Hiddink has vowed to blood youngsters in Chelsea’s pursuit of a top-four finish in the Premier League.
The Chelsea interim boss has every intention of fielding the likes of 19-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the holders bid to make up a 13-point gap to fourth-placed Tottenham. The midfielder scored in last Sunday’s FA Cup defeat of Scunthorpe.
‘So long as we have the possibility to go to fourth place we will go for that,’ Hiddink said.
‘It’s not that we are without chances to go there (fourth) and then we bring in youngsters, no.
‘I will not hesitate whenever possible to bring in youngsters as well. The youngsters must try to learn also to work under this pressure.’