Suso was happy with the very dramatic draw against Inter (‘it shows this team fights to the bitter end’), but said ‘we should have been more clinical’.
The Spaniard played a part in both Milan goals in the Easter Saturday Derby della Madonnina earlier today as he assisted Alessio Romagnoli’s 84′-minute goal and took the corner that led to Cristian Zapata’s 97′-minute equalizer, which kept the Rossoneri above Inter in Serie A.
Milan celebrated a point but Suso feels that three points could’ve come their way if they converted their chances more.
“We’re happy with the final goal, but we should’ve won,” Suso told MilanTV at the end of the encounter. “We should have been more clinical in the first half. If we were then it’d have been a different game.
“The group? We tried until the end, the goal in the 97′ shows this team fights to the bitter end, that we are a great group and we’ll do everything we can to make it into Europe. We have to beat Empoli at all costs, we can’t make another false step with the teams from the bottom half of the table.
“My moment? I feel important, Montella has always shown he believes in me. I’m happy and I want to continue like this.” With his assist to Romagnoli today, Suso now has 10 assist in his record this term.
Speaking to Sky Italia, Suso said: If we had won then it would have been better, we had chances in the first half but they scored two goals. [Nonetheless] we are happy with a draw. The important thing today was not to lose so Inter stay behind us. Yuto Nagatomo? I expected Cristian Ansaldi to play but Nagatomo did and you should ask [Inter coach Stefano] Pioli why. For me it was a difficult match.
“The gap from the top spots? In each mercato those teams but at least 2-3 [big] players. Now it’s said that our market will be different so we can get to compete with those ahead of us. A renewal? I’m very happy. For me it’s been a beautiful year. As for the future… we’ll see in the summer.”
In his press conference yesterday, Marco Fassone confirmed that renewing the contract of Suso is a priority for the new management. The deal of the 23-year-old winger expires in 2018.