Diogo Dalot had a very successful home debut for Milan earlier this week, bagging a goal and an assist to help the Rossoneri beat Sparta Praha 3-0. Although his goal was nice, the assist was absolutely gorgeous.
The Portuguese youngster, who started on the left-hand side, picked out his compatriot Rafael Leao in the box with an outside of the foot cross. A great piece of skill that turned out to be very effective.
⚽ Goal – Rafael Leao 🇵🇹
🅰️ Assist – Diogo Dalot 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/6w0IvC6yot
— ANIM KOBE-PRINCE (@AnimSports) October 30, 2020
In an interview with MilanTV, as cited by MilanNews.it, the Man Utd defender revealed the inspiration behind the cross and also said he often does it. Take a look at the assist in the video above.
“If you want an example of how I do crosses just look at Quaresma. He is the king of it, the way I do crosses, is something he has been training since I was little. I’m not as good as he is but every time I play on the left, I try to do it a couple of times because it helps me, as I use my favourite foot and I can be more precise.
“At that moment the ball was in the right position to be hit with the right. I had a couple of seconds to decide and Leao was in the right position,” he stated.