Lucas Paquetà reveals he put too much pressure on himself at Milan and admits he felt alone when Leonardo left the club.

Paquetà joined the Rossoneri in a €38m deal from Flamengo in January 2019. He left the San Siro to join Lyon for €20m this past September.

"At Milan, I had put a lot of pressure on myself. Too much. When I arrived here in Lyon, I told myself that I shouldn't have as much.

"I wanted to give the best of me. As of today, I've managed it.

Lucas Paquetà reveals he put too much pressure on himself at Milan and admits he felt alone when Leonardo left the club.

Paquetà joined the Rossoneri in a €38m deal from Flamengo in January 2019. He left the San Siro to join Lyon for €20m this past September.

"At Milan, I had put a lot of pressure on myself. Too much. When I arrived here in Lyon, I told myself that I shouldn't have as much.

"I wanted to give the best of me. As of today, I've managed it.

"I was aware of my responsibilities at Milan. I knew why I was there. Things don't always go as they should. You imagine something. You put pressure on yourself.

"It's inexplicable. Sometimes there's not even a reason for failure. Although my Milan experience was not extraordinary, it was useful because I'm a better player now.

"I'm a different Paquetà, a stronger player. There will always be pressure, but it won't come from myself.

"I arrived in a new country, a new continent. Leonardo was helping me. Things were going well for me when he was at the club.

"We can say he was something like a mentor to me. But then he moved to Paris, I felt a little bit alone.

“I hadn't settled in totally. Now, you see a different Paquetà, identified with the club. I owe it to Milan and Leonardo, who I want to help. He helped me to face difficulties.”

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