Bullish Bellion: I'm no flop
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Bellion has blasted claims that he was a failure in The Premiership.
David Bellion has blasted claims suggesting he was a failure in The Premiership.
The Manchester United forward returned to France to join Nice on loan for the rest of the season last month, with the option to make the move permanent in the summer.
After a failed loan at West Ham, United are willing to convert that temporary agreement into a permanent arrangement.
But Bellion insists he has no regrets in his decision to try his luck in The Premiership, despite what many view as a disappointing four-and-a-half year spell.
"I absolutely regret nothing and I would do the same now," said Bellion.
"If I chose England, it was not for financial reasons. When you are young, the English league is exciting with fantastic players and a great atmosphere - but you still need to play."
Bellion revealed he was inundated with offers following confirmation that he was to leave The Hammers after making just two league starts for Alan Pardew's side.
"I don't consider my comeback to France as a failure, because I could have played in Holland, Spain or even stayed in England," continued Bellion.
"But I wanted to play in France, where no-one really ever saw me play."
Bellion is now focused on re-igniting his career in his homeland after admitting that his unsuccessful stint in England took its toll.
"I am not here saying I know everything coming from Manchester - I have five months to show the coach he was right to sign me," added Bellion.
"I am still in trouble, because in six months at West Ham I didn't do anything. On a physical level I have lost a lot."