Davide Calabria has admitted that being given the AC Milan captain’s armband full time is the realisation of a childhood dream for him.
Calabria has been one of the first names on the team sheet for a few years now, and last season was a dream come true as the Rossoneri ended their 11-year wait to win the Scudetto, beating their rivals Inter to the title.
Given that Alessio Romagnoli was out of the first choice starting line-up, the Primavera graduate took on the role of captain multiple times last season but with Romagnoli now gone he will be wearing the arm band on a full-time basis.
Calabria was interviewed by DAZN and he was asked about a number of topics including his past at the club, being named the new captain and even about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s recovery. His comments were relayed by MilanNews and have been translated below.
On Milanello: “You can breathe the story. There are many photos that tell what Milan is.”
On the captain’s armband: “It’s a great emotion. I’m here as a child, it’s a dream that will come true.”
On the Scudetto: “It was the most beautiful emotion of my life. Some thought we were crazy, but we always believed in it. The desire to win the Scudetto was in the air. We were sure we could win it.”
On his experience at Milan: “I arrived here when I was 10. The first few months I was in trouble because I was away from home, it wasn’t easy. I told my mom that I didn’t know if I would be able to stay here, but she she told me not to give up. She made so many sacrifices for me, I will always thank her for that.”
On Ibrahimovic: “Zlatan is a great professional. I hope he can come back as soon as possible. He gave us a great hand in the locker room, he helped all the younger players to perform as we are doing now on the pitch.”