Krasic regrets snubbing Spurs
Milos Krasic admits he was wrong to turn down offers from Zenit and Tottenham in January, but is now planning to leave Juventus in the summer.
By Vlatko Siljanovski
Last Updated: 21/03/12 12:30pm
Milos Krasic admits he was wrong to turn down offers from Zenit St Petersburg and Tottenham in January, but is now planning to leave Juventus in the summer.
With the Serbia international having struggled for games in Turin this season, speculation regarding his future intensified during the winter transfer window.
A switch to England was widely touted, but the month passed without the highly-rated winger making a move.
He admits he was given the opportunity to try his luck in the Premier League - with Spurs not Chelsea, as was widely reported - and concedes that he made a mistake in choosing to snub their advances.
"At the end of the transfer window in January, there were offers from Tottenham and Zenit for a loan deal," Krasic told Vecernje Novosti.
"I decided to decline those options in the belief that I would be given chances at Juventus.
"That has proven to be a mistake and it would have been better if I had accepted one of those offers.
"There were many rumours about interest from Chelsea, but there was no contact with them and no offer. It was just paper talk."
With his situation at Juve having failed to improve, Krasic admits he will now look to force through a move when the transfer window re-opens.
"It is obvious that there is no place for me here and that I have been written off," he added.
"I am sorry that I have to leave Juventus. No-one would be happy to leave such a big club, especially after enjoying such a good first season and then being written off by the coach.
"It is in my best interest to leave.
"At the moment I am trying to stay in good shape and preparing to find a new club in June."