New Milan signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed the reason behind his choice to arrive at San Siro. The former Chelsea man also criticized the ‘unnatural’ role he took up at Stamford Bridge for the past two seasons, which substantially affected his game play.
In an interview to DAZN (via Tuttomercatoweb), Loftus-Cheek thanked Stefano Pioli for guiding and convincing him to move to Milan.
“After I played against them in the Champions League, Milan showed that they were interested in me. I wasn’t thinking about it too much, the season at Chelsea was still long, but towards the end things changed. Milan has always been a great club, after speaking with Pioli I was convinced to move here.”
When quizzed about what his best position on the pitch is, Loftus-Cheek took note of his discomfort from the past couple of seasons.
“I have played in many positions during my career, in the last two years mainly in a defensive position and it was not a natural thing for me. I have always liked having the ball at my feet and the freedom to create and be decisive. I couldn’t do it in the last two seasons, that way of playing didn’t make me happy. Now, however, I play in a position where I have more freedom, so I feel good.”
The Milan number eight has appeared in all three Serie A games for the Rossoneri so far this season, impressively registering two assists in the process. He left his boyhood club Chelsea after 19 years, having joined their youth system as an eight-year-old in 2004.
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