Wednesday, 5th December, 2012
AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini has warned that, while he is happy in Italy, he needs more playing time at the Italian giants.
Flamini played for Milan during the club’s 1-0 Champions League defeat against Zenit St. Petersburg last night, getting 80 minutes under his belt before being replaced by Stephan El Shaarawy.
It was a welcome game for the Frenchman, who has suffered a number of injury problems in recent times, which restricted his appearances in Serie A last season to just two games.
Flamini’s contract at Milan ran out in the summer and the 28-year-old was minded the leave the Rossoneri.
In the end however he agreed to sign a new 12-month deal and is looking forward to getting more regular football under his belt.
Last night’s appearance was only his fourth of the season though – and while Flamini was delighted to be involved against Zenit, he wants it to be a more regular occurrence.
"I am satisfied about the match, we were very unluckly", Flamini said after the game.
"I have not played a lot of matches this season, so I need to play more.
"But I am happy here in Milan.
"I need only to play more matches."
The midfielder joined Milan in 2008 from English Premier League side Arsenal.
He arrived in Italy with a big reputation and rated as one of the brightest midfield prospects in Europe.
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