Andreas Jungdal is one of the most interesting prospects in AC Milan’s youth sector and he has been receiving increasing recognition also from Stefano Pioli.
Given the goalkeeping crisis of the senior side, Jungdal is currently Ciprian Tatarusanu’s backup for the match against Hellas Verona scheduled for tonight at the San Siro.
The Danish talent is one of the two goalkeepers included in the squad for the match, seeing as Mike Maignan and Alessandro Plizzari are out of action after undergoing surgery, while new arrival Antonio Mirante still needs some time to regain full fitness.
And thus, tonight Jundgal will feature on the bench as the second goalkeeper for the first time in his career.
In this special context the 19-year-old, who arrived at Milan two years agoVejle Boldklub, spoke to Danish magazine Bold (via milanlive.it) about his time in Italy and much more.
“We work a lot on technique. It’s not just about saving the ball. It also covers the details of the save and every little aspect of what can be improved,” the goalkeeper said.
“For example, I learned much of the technique from Donnarumma. Maignan could teach me more about the mental and physical aspect because he works on it more than Donnarumma did.
“They are two different goalkeepers. I learned from both. I saw them on and off the pitch and learned very different things.
“Maignan, for example, has a different culture. He talks a lot in training and says what he thinks. This is very helpful for a young player like me. I see many differences with Donnarumma.”
Besides the current Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper and the current Milan number one, Jungdal also spoke about his compatriot Simon Kjaer during the interview.
“I admire him. He is the captain of the Danish national team. I watch a lot how he motivates his teammates and how he behaves in training and off the pitch.
“You can always hear him in the middle of the field and he motivates me too, it’s great. Then it’s also nice to have someone to speak Danish with,” Jungdal concluded.