Milan continued their series of pre-season friendlies with another win this afternoon, scoring five goals against newly-promoted Serie B side Vicenza. Youngster Lorenzo Colombo was one of the goalscorers.
The 18-year-old played from start and was subbed off after roughly 60 minutes, replaced by Emil Roback. Before that, though, he managed to get on the scoresheet and thus continues his good run of form, after scoring against Monza as well.
“I’m definitely happy, but it’s just the beginning. We will have to work a lot, the season will be long and we will have to do better.
“We are fine, we’re putting minutes in our legs. It’s a long season but we are convinced that it can be very beautiful and satisfying. We have a great desire and we are ready,” he told Milan TV (via MilanNews.it).
Colombo, along with Daniel Maldini, have both done very well during pre-season and have certainly increased their chances of staying with the first team. In the interview, the striker was asked about the transition to first-team football from the academy.
“We are getting along well because they are all very strong players, we are also adapting thanks to them. A good feeling is being created off the pitch and this can be seen on the pitch,” he continued.
As mentioned, Colombo started up front and thus replaced Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who wasn’t included in the squad for this game. The youngster took the opportunity to praise the 38-year-old for pushing them to always do more in all situations.
“Ibra is a great example because with his ways of doing he helps and encourages everyone to give more than 100%. Gabbia also helps us a lot since he has followed the same path,” he concluded.