Monaco talisman, Radamel Falcao says his poor tenure in England has made a better player of him.
The forward was on loan at Manchester United and Chelsea and only scored five goals over two years in England.
Back with Monaco, Falcao has scored 25 goals in all competitions, as the Ligue 1 club top the table and are the only French club left in the champions league.
“You learn from every experience, both good and bad,” Falcao told CNN ahead of Monaco’s Champions League quarter-final at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
“My time in England gave me experiences which I’ve learned from and have made me better. I was always sure that when I had continuity in matches and minutes, my form would return to the level I was used to and the goals, as a matter of consequence, would come.
“It was only a question of getting confidence back and feeling like an important part of the team. Every weekend playing matches and getting minutes – this is definitely what has made the difference.
“This club have always been behind me, supporting me. They know the qualities I have not just as a footballer, but as a person.”