Suso: Ex-Milan boss Mihajlovic didn't like me

ShareClose Comments
Reflecting on his time in Milan, Suso has claimed the current Torino coach did not like him

AC Milan winger Suso believes former head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic did not like him, having struggled for game time during the Torino boss' spell at San Siro.

Suso arrived in Milan in 2015, signed from Liverpool during Filippo Inzaghi's spell in charge, but he quickly lost his place in the team after Mihajlovic's arrival and was loaned to Genoa.

Montella takes positives from defeat

The 23-year-old could not understand the ex-Lazio star's decision, insisting Mihajlovic simply must not have liked him.

"[Mihajlovic] played me against Empoli at home - I was dead, I wasn't fit," Suso told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"My legs were not working, I felt rusty. After an hour, he took me off and I didn't play anymore from that moment. I trained well, maybe better than I am now, but I didn't play and I didn't understand why.

"There wasn't any argument. He obviously didn't like me, that's it. We recently played Torino in the league and Coppa Italia in the space of a few days, and I said hello to all his staff who were here at Milan, but I didn't see." Sinisa Mihajlovic Torino

However, now back in the Milan team, Suso reserved words of praise for current coach Vincenzo Montella.

Allegri: Juve annulled own advantage

"I will confess one thing: I have never had a long conversation with [Montella]," he added. "He has never said to me, 'I want this and that from you.'

"He explained his idea of play to the team - to keep the ball and attack with courage. He wants attacks to start with the goalkeeper.

"Then, he put us onto the pitch and watched us train. We always work with the ball and Montella does not miss anything.

"I like him because his style of play is [the same as] mine. He doesn't want long balls, he wants us to manoeuvre the ball - and he isn't scared to play young players."

Next article:
Ronaldo full of praise for 'outstanding' Medhi Benatia
Next article:
African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Al Nassr plot £40 million move for Ahmed Musa
Next article:
'Man Utd return wasn't possible' - Ronaldo's mother supports €100m Juventus move
Next article:
Hazard must trade Chelsea for Real Madrid in order to become the next Ronaldo - Burley
Next article:
Who will win Ballon d'Or 2018? Messi, Ronaldo & the favourites, outsiders, underdogs & latest odds
Close