Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli has once again spoken of his experience at AC Milan, described it as a journey from the ‘stars to the stables’.
He joined Milan from Atalanta’s academy system in 2009 as an 11-year-old, and spent nine years at the club prior to leaving in summer 2018. Since moving to the Sassuolo he has established himself as a key member of the starting XI, particularly under current boss De Zerbi.
Locatelli left San Siro to join the Neroverdi on a paid loan deal with an obligation to purchase the Primavera product outright at the end of the season.
However, his performances have not gone unnoticed and in the Italian press over the past few weeks there have been suggestions of interest from Milan’s two main rivals; Inter and Juventus.
Locatelli spoke about his time at Milan during an Instagram live, and provided a very honest reflection.
“My experience with the Rossoneri was the classic experience from the stars to the stables,” he said (via MilanLive).
“I lived the first period in which I played in which I was considered a star that I was not. I also suffered a lot, at my fault.
“The biggest blow I suffered when the club told me that he didn’t believe in me, I had to make another decision and it was the right one.”