CorSport: Musah ready to be Milan’s all-action man – “I like to do a bit of everything”

By Oliver Fisher -

Yesterday, Yunus Musah did his first official press conference as an AC Milan player and he gave some interesting insight on various topics.

This morning’s edition of Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) picked out some of the key passages from the conference – which you can read in full here – starting with the fact that the USA international immediately demonstrated that he has clear ideas on what to expect from a tactical point of view.

“In midfield I like to do a bit of everything. I like coming low, dribbling the ball forward, being aggressive in defence… I like being a midfielder who does a bit of everything. I think I have power to carry the ball forward,” Musah explained.

The former Valencia player, signed for €20m plus bonuses, also clarified the position he will occupy on the pitch in the 4-3-3 that is being constructed by the head coach Stefano Pioli this season.

“I’m talking to the coach, he’s teaching me how he wants him to play to help the team. Pioli is helping me a lot in integrating.”

It almost seems that the Diavolo was in his destiny. Last year, in Spain, he was coached by Gennaro Gattuso and his assistant Luigi Riccio.

“Gattuso sometimes spoke to me about what was happening here at Milan. He gave me advice on how to play as a midfielder. We used to joke with Riccio about playing for Milan this year. Then it happened.

“I never dreamed of it. It’s a very beautiful story: I traveled a lot after Giorgione and now I’m back here in Italy, in Milan, in a club with a very great history.”

Musah also revealed the player has been his idol and his point of reference in his young career.

“I liked Yaya Touré a lot, he was a reference for me and I continue to watch his videos: he had technique and power, everything.”

On his first steps at Milan, the new No.80 said he was enthusiastic.

“A dressing room full of players with a lot of talent, who have already done many things in football. Working with them is a privilege. I want to improve and learn from them, reaching the maximum.”

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