Suso has revealed that he misses playing for AC Milan, but has hit out at the fans who criticised him in his last few months at the club.
The Spaniard joined the Rossoneri back in 2014 and stayed for six years before eventually joining Sevilla towards the end of the January transfer window on a loan until 2021, but it is expected to become a permanent move should they secure a top four finish.
Despite having been a key players for the last three seasons things turned sour towards the end of Suso’s time at Milan as his performances dipped and the fans began to vent their frustration.
Suso spoke to Sky Italia about his time with the club and admitted that they will always hold a special place in his heart. His words were transcribed by MilanLive.
“I have always said that Milan is my city where I grew up, I became a great player and in part it is thanks to Milan. I am and will always be linked to that city and the club. I miss Milan, but now here in Spain I am close to my family in a situation that I haven’t lived in for a long time,” he said.
Suso did not hesitate though to underline a displeasure for the attitude of the Rossoneri fans towards him in the last few months.
“The fans with me have always been phenomenal but in the last 6 months, where things have not gone well, I’m sorry that the fans forgot everything I did for Milan even though things were not going well in the whole club.
“In recent months, the situation at Milan was not good, there was confusion. We have changed many coaches, managers and even ownership. I had the opportunity to come to Sevilla and I took advantage of it.
“Going back to Serie A? I am very close to Italian football and Italy. I would like to go back to playing in Italy one day. It was also a great six months in Genoa.”
Suso worked under a number of different managers during his time, and he spoke about a couple of them; namely Vincenzo Montella and Gennaro Gattuso.
“Montella was a person with whom I was very well because he spoke little and left to work quietly, I like that type of coach very much,” he said.
“Gattuso was very different from Montella, I have a beautiful relationship with him because before he was a player and then a coach. Even with those who played little he had a beautiful relationship with and I liked him a lot. He is one of the best people I have found in football.”
He also discussed his relationship with Gonzalo Higuain, who spent a turbulent six months at San Siro.
“We had a very nice relationship. He was one of the nicest in the locker room and also very sensitive. When we started not playing well and they started to put pressure on him he suffered because as I said he is very sensitive. We still talk every now and then.”
On Bonaventura, he added: “Bonaventura is a player that I like very much, he can play wherever he wants. In these four, five years I have played with many players and he who is cheap is not considered equally compared to other players bought for 30-35 million, who have not even done half of what the others have done. Jack is a great footballer.”