Bakayoko: “Conte and Gattuso are similar, Maldini was my idol”

By Isak Möller -

Bakayoko spoke to the press during his presentation for AC Milan. Here’s what the midfielder had to say. 

On his experience with Antonio Conte: “Italian football is obviously different than English football, but I’ve worked with Conte and it’s given me a taste of what’s to come. I think him and Gattuso are similar. 

On his role: “I haven’t yet spoken to the coach about this, but I will give my all no matter where I will play.”

On his time in the Premier League: “I’m very pleased with it, I played in some big games, learning a different style of football. This will only help me in the future. I’ve learnt a lot and I see it as a positive experience, but I can’t wait for my adventure with Milan.”

On France World Cup: “They did very well to win the competition and I supported team of course. I’m very happy for French football. I want to be a part of the squad again soon.”

On Serie A: “I watched the league growing up in France, Maldini was one of the players I had as my idol. Many players from Italy inspired me. I hope I can follow in their footsteps.”

On Juventus: “I don’t want to compare the two clubs, Milan have a very proud history of their own, Juve are obviously a good team.”

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