Renato Sanches admits that he was not interested in playing for Swansea after he had struggled with borrowing
“They gave me everything, but I didn’t want to be there”: Renato Sanches admits he was not interested in playing for Swansea after a loan from Bayern Munich on the former Premier League side
- Renato Sanches was on loan to Swansea in Bayern Munich in 2017
- Midfielder played 15 games when the club in Wales lost the Premier League relegation
- Sanchez admitted that he did not want to be with the club and was forced to join them
Renato Sanches lifted the disaster on his disastrous loan period with Swansea during the 2017/18 season and revealed that he did not want to join the club at all.
After the lead role for Portugal in their triumphant Euro 2016 campaign, Sanchez joined Bayern Munich for £ 35 million, but after finding opportunities in the Bundesliga, he was sent on loan to South Wales 12 months later.
The midfielder made only 15 appearances for the club when they went through a miserable campaign that ended in relegation of the Premier League with Paul Clement, the former assistant coach of Bayern Munich who recruited Sanches, became December 11 months after joining as swan boss laid off.
Renato Sanches has endured a miserable loan period at Swansea during the 2017/18 campaign
Sanches told L’Equipe: “It was not my choice to go to Swansea. I was forced to go there.
“I didn’t want to go. I respect the club, the players, all the people I met there. I appreciated their humility
“They gave me everything, but I didn’t want to be there. The most difficult moment? When I was injured, I could not train.
“It was the descent; you can no longer feel the motivation.
“At that time I no longer felt this power.”
Sanches, who has 18 senior international caps, moved to Lille last summer and reconstructed his career in Ligue 1.
Former Bayern Munich boss Paul Clement recruited Sanches when he took over at Swansea