Ruben Loftus-Cheek Ready to Embrace Leadership Role at AC Milan
Ruben Loftus-Cheek expressed his readiness to assume a leadership role at AC Milan following his transfer from his childhood club Chelsea. The 27-year-old English midfielder joined the "Rossoneri" after a remarkable 19-year tenure at Stamford Bridge, where he secured titles such as the Premier League, Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup.
During his time at Chelsea, Loftus-Cheek made more than 155 appearances and scored 13 goals before committing to a four-year contract with Milan. Speaking to reporters, he acknowledged the significance of wearing the Milan shirt and the responsibility it entails.
Having gained ample football experience, Loftus-Cheek believes he can utilize his knowledge to contribute significantly to the team's success. He emphasized his physical readiness and eagerness to perform at a high level, expressing his willingness to take on a leadership role.
Although he enjoyed his time playing for his beloved childhood club, Loftus-Cheek admitted feeling unfulfilled in terms of his contribution to the team. He believes he possesses untapped potential and felt it was an opportune moment for a fresh start.
The prospect of reuniting with former Chelsea teammate Christian Pulisic at Milan excites Loftus-Cheek, who considers the American a valuable addition to the team.
Milan's preparations for the upcoming season will commence in the United States, where they will engage in friendly matches against Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus.