Former Liverpool player Suso has opened in a recent interview with the Italian media why he quit Anfield for a move to Serie A side AC Milan.
Suso joined Liverpool as a 16-year-old in 2010 however failed to warrant a place in the starting eleven of Liverpool and in spite of being evaluated highly by supporters and the Reds, the midfielder left the club the club to join AC Milan in January 2015 for a compensation fee of around £1million after being told he could not be guaranteed first-team football at Anfield and only making 21 appearances and scoring one goal for his former club.
While talking to Gazzetta dello Sport the Spanish player opened up about his Anfield exit and insisted he had to leave Liverpool in order to kick-start his career with AC Milan.
“At Liverpool there was no going forward and I needed an opportunity,” Suso told the Italian outlet.
“That’s why I chose Milan, who for me are a top European club.”
The midfielder found a topsy-turvy situation at first at Italy but since this year the-23-year old has started to flourish in Milan under new manager Vincenzo Montella. The midfielder is even been compared with club legend Roberto Donadoni by president Silvio Berlusconi after his impressive displays. The midfielder has as of now scored five goals and helped six in his 17 top flight appearances and has helped his team to climb to fifth in the Italian League heading into the new year, just nine points off league leaders Juventus.
“It was hard at first, but then I was given an opportunity, thanks to Montella,” he added.
The Spanish international also expressed his desire to play for his national team and insisted he is looking towards his future prospects including extending his contract with the Serie A side.
“I would like to renew my contract,” Suso said.
“I would also want to be in the national team. If Lopetgui can give opportunities to others, then why not to me?”
The Milan giant will face their rival Juventus next in the Super Cup fixture this weekend before going to the new year and will surely try to end the year on a winning note.
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