Barcelona defender Martin Montoya has revealed he made a "stupid decision" to move to Inter Milan on loan at the start of the season.
Montoya told Estadio Deportivo that the language barrier and his lack of playing time in Milan made the experience a miserable one. Montoya left Inter in the winter and was sent back out on loan to Betis instead, and he feels much happier back in his homeland.
He said: “I feel vindicated for coming to Betis. I’d left to get more playing time and the [Betis] coach has shown faith in me from the first day I arrived.
“It’s not easy to leave a team like Barcelona but when I did to go to Inter it was to get more playing time. It was a stupid decision though. In Milan I had to adapt because of the language barrier and I left my family in Spain, but here in Betis it is much easier. I’m happy with my decision.”
Montoya however went on to reveal that he doesn't know what his long-term future holds, and insisted he will return to Barcelona at the end of the season before then making major decisions on the next step of his career.
He added: “What certain is that I will return to Catalonia in the summer. Then I will speak with Betis, Barca and my agent and we’ll see what happens.
“I feel very appreciated as a footballer here [in Betis] and I believe Los Verdiblancos are the best option. There are already players in my position at Barcelona and trying another experience abroad could lead to the same issues.”
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