Former Bayern player has spoken about his move to Lille and his future at the club.
after his impressive performances at Euro 2016, but his era at the Bavarian club was not successful as he did not fulfill the high expectations from the fans and club officials. The Portuguese midfielder was selected as Europian golden boy the same year he joined Bayern but the German giants preferred to sell the player to the French sideLille
after a disastrous loan period spent inSwansea
. The 23-year-old has found his best form again in the French club as his team is now challengingPSG
to become leader of the Ligue 1 table. Lille has managed to achieve 19 points from 9 games this season which is only two points short of PSG as the table leaders. Ahead of their Thusrday Europa league clash againstMilan
, Renato Sanches has spoken about his career choices and his future at Lille.
“Honestly, I feel better than a few years ago when I signed for Bayern,
“Simply because I play more, and when I play more, I have more confidence in myself. This is really what has changed since then.
“What is important for me is to feel the trust of my team-mates and that they feel my trust too. That's what allows me to find my place in the team, but I always have this feeling that I can do better; it's my mentality, I still have a lot to learn. I just try to give the best, for myself, for the team.
“For me, it is important to have this combination of the serious side of the game but also the pleasure side of playing. I need to have fun and have that feeling on the pitch.
“So yes, sometimes there are good games, sometimes others aren’t as good for me, but I need to have this feeling of pleasure to improve myself day by day. Because that's what matters to me, to become better.
“I am an emotional person. I sometimes have trouble controlling my emotions. But I don't want to lose that side of my personality, because if I lose it, I'm going to lose myself too.
“With the coach (Christophe Galtier), there are also times when things heat up a bit, but he is aware of it, I am aware of it, and that is why I must also improve on that side.”