Mike Maignan was the best goalkeeper in Serie A this past season and also kept the most clean sheets. In short, AC Milan didn’t exactly miss Gigio Donnarumma and they also have club legend Dida to thank for that.
Dida is part of the goalkeeping coaching team at Milan and he has been working with Maignan ever since he arrived at the club. Of course, it can never be a bad thing to learn from such a goalkeeping legend.
Speaking to Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews, Dida explained how he has helped Maignan and also gave credit to his colleagues. He stated that the ability to play with his feet is one of the things that makes Maignan such a good keeper.
“We are three coaches, this is positive. I worked on his technique and mind. He absorbs everything, especially with his feet. Today’s goalkeepers must know how to play with their feet and he also has a very long throw. He has done a great job with the three trainers,” he stated.
Hopefully, Maignan can continue on this path and be an important player for the Rossoneri next season as well. They have the Scudetto to defend and they also want to go further in the Champions League, so he will be needed.