Demba Ba puzzled at being dropped from Senegal national team

Demba Ba puzzled at being dropped from Senegal national team [divider]

Demba Ba has revealed that he is puzzled at being dropped from Senegal national team .

Senegal national team manager Alain Giresse said, “Demba Ba’s absence is very simple. The player needs time to recover as he is struggling all the time with his ankle.

“I have spoken to him, so I don’t know what the problem is here.

“I have no issues with Demba, he just needs to recover.”

Giresse left Ba out of the 23-man squad that will face Egypt and Botswana later this month.

Ba responded by saying, “The coach called me to enquire about my ankle but I told him that everything was fine.

“He told me that I needed to rest and take care of my ankle. It feels strange to me as I am completely fit and able to play football.

“If Alain Giresse wanted to include me, he would have done so as he knows that my ankle is completely fine.”

Ba played a full 90 minutes in the Europa League Group C against Partizan on Thursday 6 November 2014, scoring a brace against Partizan.

The Senegalese international has now scored nine goals and has three assists for Beşiktaş this season.