CHELSEA left-back Baba Rahman has vowed to “become the best in the world”.
The Ghana international joined Chelsea from FC Augsburg for an initial £14m in the summer transfer window of 2015.
He failed to impress in his maiden season at Stamford Bridge, managing just 23 appearances in all competitions, before being sent out on loan to Schalke.
Rahman was enjoying a successful return to Germany but suffered a serious knee injury at the start of 2017.
He re-joined Schalke on loan in January but managed just one appearance on the final day of the season.
Rahman is now back up to full fitness and is eager to make up for lost time.
“Never too late to become the best in the world,” he wrote on Twitter.
Schalke have endured a difficult start to the Bundesliga campaign, losing both of their games.
Rahmen added: “It has not been the best of starts to the season but working every minute to turn things around quickly.”
Rahman started both games – a 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg and a 2-0 loss to Hertha Berlin – but he faces competition from summer signing Hamza Mendyl for a place in the team.
Schalke return to Bundesliga action at Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday (5.30pm).
Meanwhile, Chelsea legend John Terry has revealed he hopes to manage the club within eight years.
Terry, who made 717 appearances for Chelsea before leaving in 2017, has been tipped to return to Stamford Bridge in the managerial dugout at some point in the future.
“I’ve got three or four offers on the table to carry on playing — domestically or abroad — the chance to work in TV, or I will go into management,” he told the Daily Mail.
“Yes, it’s true, I want to be the manager of Chelsea one day but that is a five to eight-year plan.
“I have the voice of Ray Wilkins, who was such a brilliant man to me, in my mind.
“He missed playing every day after he retired and he told me, ‘John, play as long as you can, don’t close that door until you have to’.”