Monday February 23 2015
Destro: 'I had to leave Roma'

Milan's Mattia Destro says he had no choice but to leave Roma, as his former side struggles in his absence.

The striker joined the Rossoneri in January, and the Lupi have struggled in recent weeks, falling nine points behind Juventus on Sunday after a draw at Verona.

“I don't know if Roma regret selling me,” the poacher declared today in a promotional even for Gillette.

“In any case I'm with Milan now and all I care about is doing well with them.

“I'll give my all so I can contribute to this club.

“It was important for me to change teams, I wanted to show what I'm really worth.”

The Italian international also discussed Milan’s struggles, and his own battle with a knee injury.

“All games are difficult.

“But we must win against anyone. We're taking to the pitch with nothing else on our minds.

“Let's hope I can score. It means a lot to me.

“Our seasonal objective is to keep picking up points and to reach an important position in the table.

“Yesterday's game [against Cesena] wasn't easy. We wanted to win, and I think we showed some good football too.

“We must always look to the future. I have to score more and better goals to keep going forward.

“The most important challenge for me was recovering from the knee injury.

“You spend months like that thinking about coming back as soon as possible.

“Watching the games from the stands isn't fun.”

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