AC Milan striker Alessio Cerci has confessed that joining Atletico Madrid from Torino last summer was a mistake and he would've done things differently if given a second chance.
Cerci was considered a flop during his six months at the Vicente Caldero, as the forward had no pre-season with Torino and was out of shape to start the season and in an interview with the Milan Channel via Football Italia, the Italian international admitted that things didn't go the way they should've.
"I made a bad decision and I would've done things differently if I go back in time," he said.
"I knew it was going to be a difficult year due to not having a pre-season, I expected more from myself. I wanted to get back to my past form but obviously we needed everyone to be at the same point."
However, despite his rough start to the season, Cerci's move to AC MIlan has been a blessing and he's regained his confidence under manager Filippo Inzaghi.
"I came to Milan to play football and I can only get my rhythm by playing games," he said. " I know I got off on the wrong foot this season, but I want to give my all to get back to being the Cerci that the fans admired."
The 27-year-old played six La Liga contests for Atletico Madrid and despite Diego Simeone's insistence that the winger join the club this summer, the Argentine admittedly lost patience with Cerci as he was unable to get back to fitness and fell behind as the team found their collective form.
Cerci signed a year-and-a-half loan deal with AC Milan, which saw Fernando Torres move in the opposite direction as he made his long-awaited return to his boyhood club, and has starter to find his killer instinct.