Wednesday December 21 2016
Suso: 'Supercoppa biggest game yet'

Milan attacking midfielder Suso admits that the Supercoppa Italiana against Juventus is the 'biggest game of his career'.

The youngster won the U-19 European Championship with Spain in 2012 whilst playing for Liverpool, before eventually joining Milan in 2015.

"This is certainly the biggest game of my career," the Spaniard told Gazzetta dello Sport. "Next comes the European U-19 final and my debut in the Premier League wearing the shirt of Liverpool against Manchester United, that was a crazy feeling.

"There were no opportunities for moving forward there, and I needed a chance.

"That's why I chose Milan, which is a top European club for me. The beginning was difficult, then I was given this opportunity, thanks to [Vincenzo] Montella.

"He’s one that is not afraid to take risks, gets the most from the group and gives opportunities to all.

"Personally he has always given me confidence, and with him things are really good. His style is like my style, and it helps me.

"The truth is that I feel really good physically and mentally, so I want to continue like this.

"And when I'm feeling good, I know I can always play, and that I will be given a start.

"And here we return to the Coach. He is one who is not afraid to play youngsters, which in his profession is always quite difficult.

"It’s nice to look around and see young teammates, but it must be said that if you play well age is just a number."

How can this young Milan side overcome Juventus?

"The only recipe I know to beat the Bianconeri is to stay focused for 90 minutes, otherwise it is impossible.

"If you make mistakes, they punish you immediately. And if you have opportunities to score, you can not afford to waste them.

"On a tactical level, we need to be very compact and narrow because they have strikers who play between the lines."

If Suso could choose one player to remove from the Juve side for Friday, who would it be?

"Actually, I’ll take away three. [Paulo] Dybala, [Gianluigi] Buffon and Alex Sandro, who defends very well, is comprehensive and dynamic."

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