Loftus-Cheek praises ‘fantastic’ Milan fans for ‘incredible’ support after derby defeat

By Isak Möller -

Speaking on the sidelines of a fashion event, Ruben Loftus-Cheek shared his thoughts on AC Milan’s draw against Newcastle in the Champions League, the support of the fans and the injury scare he had against the English side. 

Loftus-Cheek has started every single game for Milan so far and he has done well. Therefore, the fans were slightly worried when he went down against Newcastle, leaving the pitch with what looked like an injury.

Speaking to Sky Italia on the sidelines of the Off-White event at San Siro, though, the midfielder assured that he was just suffering from cramp. He also praised the ‘fantastic’ Milan fans for their support even after the derby loss.

How are you? What happened in the last minutes of Milan-Newcastle?

“I’m fine, thank you. I think we played a really good match against Newcastle, dominating throughout the match. We played good football but we just lacked the goal. Sometimes we weren’t able to be offensive enough, other times they defended really well.

“But we are disappointed because we should have won and the points in the Champions League are really important, but in any case, the match gave us a lot of confidence because we played really well. We have to keep looking forward and next time we will score.”

How are you physically? Will you be available for the next match?

“It’s the first time we played a midweek match and it’s normal to sometimes feel a bit tired, the matches are very intense. But I repeat, at the beginning of the season it’s normal, it was just fatigue. I feel good and I’m recovering to be ready for the next game.”

What do you think of the atmosphere after the derby?

“It wasn’t the result we wanted and in football, it can happen, you can’t win every match. That day many things didn’t go right but we immediately looked ahead to face another important match, the one against Newcastle. The spirit is always the same, we played in the Champions League and the fans were fantastic. It’s incredible to have such support despite such a bad result in the league, they continued to support us and this allows us to move forward.”

The Englishman should get some rest against Hellas Verona tomorrow, with Yunus Musah in pole position to start, and he should thus be back in action against Cagliari on Wednesday next week.

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