Sunday October 14 2018
Suso: 'Milan calm after Chinese mess'

Suso is happy at Milan after the “mess of the Chinese takeover” was resigned to history. “Now there are people who know about football.”

The club was under Silvio Berlusconi’s control for over 30 years, but sold to Yonghong Li in April 2017 with the aid of massive loans from US hedge fund Elliott Management.

When Yonghong Li failed to keep up repayments, Milan were essentially repossessed by Elliott.

“Everything has calmed down after the mess of the Chinese takeover,” Suso told Spanish newspaper Marca.

“Now everything has changed with the Americans, they have brought back legends like Leonardo and Paolo Maldini, people who know about football and know about Milan.”

The latter has been a big help with the players since his return to the club where he spent his entire career.

“He is very observant. Maldini speaks little, but imposes himself and he is very close to the team.”

With two goals and six assists in seven games so far this term, Suso is displaying the sort of form that observers knew he was capable of.

“I enjoy playing football, otherwise I’d do something else. Italian football is very tactical and demanding for offensive players, because every week you face well-organised defences.

“I’m very calm. I’m waiting for my child to be born in the next four weeks in a city that I like and that has everything.”

The 24-year-old is set to be one of the main protagonists in next weekend’s derby showdown against Inter.

“I will dedicate my next goal to Alessio. That is the name we have already decided on.”

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