Suso believes things would’ve been easier against Palermo if the Rossoneri doubled their lead in the first half but focuses on the big positive which is the three points.
The Spaniard joined Milan in January 2015 from Liverpool for €200k and after some time on the bench and a loan spell at Genoa, Suso, 22-year-old, has finally become a key player in the Diavolo squad.
Against Palermo this Sunday afternoon, Suso was probably the best player on the pitch, as he scored the first goal of the Rossoneri (15′) and ‘assisted’ Gianluca Lapadula’s 82′-minute winner and overall had a good performance while the rest of his teammates struggled for big parts of the game. At the end of the day, the 2-1 win was achieved.
“Lapadula’s goal? I wanted to shoot and Gianluca did well to score a nice goal,” Suso admitted to MilanTV. “The win? We didn’t play well but the most important thing is the three point. After scoring we had a little drop in the concentration and lowered the tempo.
“After the equalizer [which was scored by Ilija Nestorovski, 71′], however, we reacted and scored the second goal. Last year we would’ve lost this match, but this year we have more confidence and it shows on the pitch. Josip Posavec [the Palermo goalkeeper, who denied Suso several times during the game]? He made 2-3 very good saves, but the most important thing was to win.
“The national team [Suso was included in Julen Lopetegui Spain’s extended squad for this round of international football but didn’t make the final cut – Isco was chosen instead]? For me it’s a dream, playing for a big national side like Spain would be great and if they call me up then I’d be very happy.
“The derby [which takes place a day after his 23rd birthday]? It’s an important game for Milan, we have to prepare to like we to all the other games, but we know it always gives a lot of motivation.”