Daniel Maldini is currently on loan at Spezia and while it hasn’t been a superb season from him thus far, he’s slowly but steadily asserting himself. He seems to be very comfortable, based on a recent interview.
The playmaker has found the back of the net once this season and, of course, the goal came against Milan at San Siro. It was a very nice finish that demonstrated just what he is capable of, earning his spot thanks to his quality and not because of his name.
Speaking to DAZN, as cited by Gazzetta Dello Sport, Maldini stated that one of his big idols in football is Leo Messi. He jokingly added that he has told his dad, Paolo, to sign the Argentine more than once.
“Messi in the team? Maybe… I actually told him [Paolo] more than once, but unfortunately he knows that there isn’t much that can be done,” he stated.
In the same interview, Maldini also joked about Ibrahimovic. After praising the Swede and his importance for Milan (especially the youngsters), Daniel said that the 41-year-old played ‘more Fortnite than football games’ (read in full here).