'I don't give a shit' - Traore hits back as Ajax fans target Chelsea loanee

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The Burkina Faso international underwhelmed again for the Amsterdam side and was replaced with 30 minutes to go, prompting sarcastic applause


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Bertrand Traore says he is not interested in Ajax fans growing frustrated with his performances, insisting he is only focused on winning.

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The attacker, on loan from Chelsea, was substituted in Sunday's game against Twente after 60 fairly quiet minutes, being replaced by 17-year-old Justin Kluivert.

The Burkina Faso international has scored seven goals in 27 games in all competitions this term, but he has lacked consistency on the right-wing.

With Kluivert and €12 million January signing David Neres waiting for their chance, the pressure is growing on Traore as he continues to underwhelm, though he insisted he was not bothered by the sarcastic applause from the home supporters as he walked off the field.

"I give everything to win," he told Goal. "I don't give a shit about side issues like that. I don't want to speak about other people as well.

"Of course we feel tired as a team. We have played a lot of matches this season, so it's logical that your legs are starting to feel that."

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Before joining Ajax this year, Traore spent 18 months on loan in the Eredivisie with Vitesse. After participating in Chelsea's pre-season tour, the winger was moved to Amsterdam for more first-team football, though he is not sure what lies ahead after the current campaign.

"My focus on this season is very important. After this season, I will see whatever appears in my path. Right now, I'm not focussed on calls and texts with Chelsea coach Antonio Conte.

"We will have to see what happens."

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