Defender Mattia Caldara has once again reflected upon his time at Milan, blaming injuries for a difficult period in his career.
In total, the defender only made two appearances for the club during the one and a half years he spent there. Of course, this is the result of his major injury struggles, having kept him on the sidelines for 44 games.
His return to Atalanta in January, therefore, made a lot of sense for both parties. In addition to his injury struggles, Caldara also had some issues off the pitch that had an effect on Milan’s decision to sell him, as we exclusively revealed.
Caldara’s father Stefano decided to criticise Milan for the lack of chances his son received, seemingly putting an end to any chances of a return to the club once his loan is over, though Atalanta do have the chance to buy him permanently anyway.
Caldara was interviewed by the Corriere di Bergamo and spoke about his future and his time at Milan, with MilanNews transcribing his comments.
“At the moment I am not thinking about the future. I am concentrated on the present and I want to prove that I was the player they saw in Bergamo before I left,” he said.
“The period at Milan? The injuries did not help. The constant troubles did not allow me to train well. Fortunately on a physical level I recovered and, as I said , I will fight to return to my levels.”