Fulham midfielder Bryan Ruiz has expressed his serious displeasure at his current club situation in a way most players refrain from doing in the media.
Speaking to Argentinian newspaper La Naicon, Ruiz flat out said he’s extremely displeased to still be playing in the Championship after relegation last season.
“I am not happy at Fulham, and they know it,” Ruiz said. “I am a professional and I will fulfill my contract in the best way possible. They know that I signed here to play in the Premier League and not in the Championship. This league is not for my style of play, but I’m stuck here.”
Ruiz was further dismayed by the manner in which what he described as ‘a dream move’ to Levante fall through at the end of the January transfer window.
“[Fulham] agreed to sell me, but when the loan option came they did not want it,” Ruiz explained. “At the end I talked to them and made them see that it was beneficial, and I managed to convince them, but they never wanted to accept a loan. I am not sure what happened. I do not know if Fulham was at fault or not. Each club is responsible for sending the documentation, only they know what happened.
“After four years where things have not always gone right, where the team is relegated and they force me to honor my contract, it is difficult to assess. Maybe it was better to wait and see another option [when I signed], but hey, if I had the opportunity to see the future maybe I would have made different choices. At that time I thought it was the best option I had.”