Brahim Diaz joined AC Milan last week from Real Madrid on a dry loan. The player chose shirt number 21 and is fully at Stefano Pioli’s disposal for the beginning fo the season, having also featured in the Rossoneri’s last two friendly matches against Monza and Vicenza.
The 21-year-old even managed to get on the scoresheet against Vicenza for the first time for his new club, also adding an assist.
Meanwhile, today his official presentation took place at Milanello in which the young Spaniard addressed several topics.
“It’s a pleasure to be here. Milan is a club with an immense history and has good momentum after quarantine,” Diaz said to Milannews.it.
“I was impressed by the people, the fans. The welcome was warm. It’s nice to wear this shirt. It’s an incredible experience. I remember that in 2011 I was at the San Siro and it’s special, as is training here.”
The former Manchester City prospect went on to elaborate on his preferred role on the pitch, explained why he chose shirt number 21 and spoke about his friendships with Samu Castillejo and Theo Hernandez, as well as Milan’s objectives for the season.
“I prefer to play as an attacking midfielder, but the things we talked about with the manager remain between us. The dry loan? I will not talk about this, I want to play here and I will only think about Milan this year. The club had legends like the one we have here, Maldini,” he noted.
“Number 21? I’ve always liked it. Great players wore it at Milan, the last one was Ibrahimovic. I also had it at Real Madrid.
“Castillejo is a great friend of mine and a fellow countryman. I am happy to share this experience with him. Theo? He is a phenomenon, but I haven’t met him before. It’s a pleasure to play with Zlatan.
“Our objectives? Milan must also aspire for the Scudetto, not just the Champions League. With the purchase of Tonali and the confirmation of Ibra, these are excellent signs. We can do well.”
Diaz also refused to comment on his relationship with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane but commented on the locker room at Milan, his physical condition, personal goals and qualities.
“Zidane? I will not reveal what we spoke about. Now I think only about Milan. The locker room? There is a good spirit and atmosphere. We can do great things.
“My goal is to do my best together with my teammates. I still have a lot to learn and there are a lot of great players by my side. I am ready, prepared. I feel good.
“My qualities? I would define myself as a player with good dribbling and good technical qualities. I hope to prove it to you.
“The young team we have? Working with young people is good for me. We hope to repeat the end of last season,” Diaz concluded.