Manchester City fans in the Tavern may be laughing and jeering amongst themselves after the Blues’ former striker Stevan Jovetic claimed that playing in Italy is more difficult than playing in the Premier League.
Now playing under ex-City boss Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan, the Montenegro international spent two underwhelming seasons at the Etihad after making a big-money move from Fiorentina.
After making the £22 million move to City back in the summer of 2013, Jovetic netted 8 league goals over 2 seasons. Asked about his time at the Etihad, the 26-year-old, who is currently on loan at the San Siro, responded:
“City? I like the Premier League, it’s easier to play there than in Italy, where there is little space. I had a normal relationship with Pellegrini, we never argued.”
However, Jovetic also revealed how he was, and still is, relatively disappointed at his lack of opportunities under Pellegrini.
“It was just that I deserved to play more, I thought that then and I think that today too. When I was fit they didn’t play me, when I scored I went off after a maximum of 60 minutes and it’s difficult to do more like this.”
Our fans don’t believe that the Serie A is more difficult than the Premier League and believe Jovetic is just another inferior player who couldn’t hack the challenges of the English game.
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