Fernando Torres has opened up on his unsuccessful loan spell with AC Milan, which came to an end after just six months.
Torres was expected to spend the next two years at the San Siro after making the move from Chelsea on a short-term basis. It was also effectively the end of his Chelsea career since it would mean that he would be out of contract at the end of his loan spell. However, the loan move took a different turn after just six months. Torres failed to make an impact and Filippo Inzaghi dropped him in favour of younger strikers like Stephan El Shaarawy.
The unhappy Torres then engineered a move to Atletico Madrid on yet another loan deal. Since FIFA rules do not allow a player to represent three clubs in a single campaign on a permanent basis, Torres had to convert the Milan move into a permanent deal before moving to Atletico on a short-term contract.
Since his move to Atletico, Torres has been enjoying a breath of fresh air. The club’s former captain has already contributed important goals against the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. He feels that Milan did not make him feel as one of their important players, which was contrary to the initial agreement.
“The situation was so – I went with an expectation and with an idea which, later, was not met.I went to Italy to play, to be an important player, and at no point did I feel like it. I was in and out of the team, I played on one day, yes, and on another, no. This is not what I had spoken of from the beginning.My dealings with the club were excellent and I don’t have anything to reproach. But when you see it’s not going to get better, nor change the situation you have, you are uncomfortable,” said Torres.