AC Milan defender Andrea Conti has admitted it has been a ‘difficult two years’ for him personally, but he believes he has put that behind him.
Milan have had problems at right-back all season, with the usual first choice Davide Calabria having been suspended twice and Conti struggling for consistency.
However, an impressive display away at Juventus led to MilanNews.it claiming earlier this week that Pioli is set to confirm Conti as the starting right-back in the game against Napoli after the international break, meaning things are looking up for the 25-year-old after a torrid time with injuries.
Conti spoke to Sky Italia about his experiences since joining Milan, and what the future holds for him, with his words transcribed by MilanNews.it.
“It has been a difficult two years, even the last period was not easy, but I knew I could get back to my level,” he said.
“I finally did the summer training with my teammates, I can go back to my old self. I feel better and better, I hope that Milan will soon be back to doing well.
“It is said that what does not kill strengthens. It happened to me too. Now I feel stronger mentally, maybe less physically, but if you are strong of head you can make up for other things.”
Italy recently confirmed qualification for Euro 2020, winning all 10 of their group games for the first game ever.
“I congratulate Italy on qualifying,” Conti continued.
“Any call-up depends on what I do here at Milan. I hope so, it’s a goal and if a call comes in I would be very happy, while if it does not arrive I will continue to follow the national team from the sofa.”