Ambrosini suggests Loftus-Cheek can become elite for Milan: “He has everything”

By Ben Dixon -

Since joining AC Milan last summer from Chelsea, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has shown how good he can be on several occasions, but Massimo Ambrosini believes there is still work to do before he can be considered an elite midfielder. 

At the Blues, Loftus-Cheek always seemed like a player who could go to the very top, but whether he would would be down to his injury record. Unfortunately for him, the London club deemed that his injuries were halting his progression too much, and Milan picked up an intriguing profile for a bargain price.

A physical monster gifted with technical ability and an understanding of the game that only the elite midfielders possess, the Rossoneri have found a player who can change games in seconds. However, there are questions about how often that player appears.

The Englishman’s biggest problem is no longer his injury record, but perhaps it is a result of it. Over the past few seasons, the midfielder has struggled to play consistent minutes, and with the Diavolo, he is playing regularly, but he does not shine consistently.

Of course, this can be attributed to his lack of regular minutes in recent years, but it is still an issue that needs addressing, and Ambrosini has suggested that this may have been the reason he came to Milan originally when speaking to OLBG this week.

“He has everything as a top player, but we need to see him play at that level in every game and not once in three. He has everything, but he does not show his qualities enough, that is his problem. Maybe that is why Chelsea let him go.”

Tags AC Milan Massimo Ambrosini Ruben Loftus-Cheek

5 Comments

  1. RLC played some great games. But for the most matches he was MIA. But that didn’t stop Pioli granting him the season pass to starting 11 though. If Fonseca has the balls to bench RLC when he’s not having a good day, it would be a good thing. It would add more competition and probably motivate RLC to do better too. Win-win.

  2. He had like 4 good games thru the whole season. If any other Milan player played like that he would have been benched long time ago. But i guess the new Milan managament didn’t want to look like they wasted 20mil for nothing so he had to play.

  3. He is more efficient in front of the goal than say Musah (or our other midfielders for that matter) and has less stamina and is lazier than Musah. Both of them seem to lack in the creativity and passing aspect which is what a mezzala is supposed to do.
    To caricature a bit you could say we recruited bodybuilders or strongmen instead of actual football players.

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