Ambrosini exults Tonali for ‘exponential growth’ and insists he ‘can become the captain’

By Oliver Fisher -

Massimo Ambrosini has heaped praise upon Sandro Tonali amid his development this season and even claimed that he should be the captain in the future.

Ambrosini spent 18 years of his career with the Rossoneri winning 12 titles in total, and he knows what it means to wear the armband too given that he captained the side from 2009 to 2013 following the retirement of Paolo Maldini.

After a 2008-09 season in which he netted eight goals (one in the UEFA Cup) – his best scoring season – he got the captaincy for the start of the following campaign and then in 2010-11 he was there to see Milan’s most recent Scudetto along with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kevin Prince-Boateng, Alexandre Pato, Thiago Silva, Alessandro Nesta and more.

The former Milan midfielder and now commentator spoke to DAZN’s microphones about the contribution given by Tonali during this season, as the Italian has established himself as the leader of the midfield department.

“Tonali was less showy than usual against Genoa, but he made some very important defensive recoveries. He can become the captain of Milan’s future,” he said (via

“He has had an exponential growth and also a continuity of performance. A player makes a sprint when he makes a series of positive performances and he has made this step forward.”

Tags AC Milan Massimo Ambrosini Sandro Tonali

1 Comment

  1. he should be tried at the #10 next year when we find or develop a replacement for Kessie…he has all the skills necessary, different story if we get Dybala, different story when pigs fly

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