Fiorentina winger Cristian Tello reveals he is not satisfied with his performance so far in the Viola shirt, insisting he could grow more above his current status.
The 25-year-old has scored six goals in 51 appearances since his loan arrival from Barcelona in the summer of 2016 after another two-year loan spell with Porto for the Viola this season ‘wants to stay at Fiorentina’ but admits ‘it’s not up to me’.
The winger is on loan from Barcelona but there is an option for the Viola to acquire his services on a permanent basis should they decide to do so.
“It’s been a difficult season but at the end of the day there are 18 points to play for and we want a great end to the campaign,” Tello revealed to the Press.
“I needed a new experience after Barcelona. However after winning the European Under 21 championships the national team remains a goal but I have to play well and consistently.
“Bernardeschi? He is presented with many opportunities, but he is already at a great club.
“My future? I’d be happy to stay, but it’s not up to me. Whatever happens I will always be grateful to Fiorentina, they made me feel at home.
“51 appearances and six goals? I’m never really satisfied, I can grow more. But I’m glad to be playing feel and appreciated.
“If I were a manager would I buy myself? Yes, I would. I’m ready to stay no matter who comes to the bench here.
“Fiorentina have everything to grow. Next year, I am sure that we will fight for a place in the Champions League.”
Fiorentina are currently placed 8th in the Serie A with 55 points from as many games and will play hosts to 7th-placed Inter on Sunday.