Leao talks through Champions League ‘dream’ with Milan and his favoured role

By Oliver Fisher -

Rafael Leao has urged Milan fans not to give up on the idea of making the Champions League knockout stages just yet and also discussed his favoured position on the pitch.

Milan have been in fantastic form in Serie A having won 10 of their first 11 games but in Europe it has not gone their way so far as they have just one point from their opening four games in the group stage making qualification for the next stage extremely difficult.

Leao gave an interview to the newspaper La Repubblica about a number of different topics including tomorrow’s derby against Inter and his three points of reference at Milan, and he was also asked about how he has found playing in the Champions League with the Rossoneri.

“It was a dream from an early age and I realised it with Milan, the team of seven Champions League titles and Kakà, Seedorf and Pirlo that I admired like Barcelona and Manchester United. I am happy. Risk of elimination? There are two games left, two finals. A point in the table is not enough, we deserved more,” he said (via MilanLive).

There has been some debate as to whether Leao’s best position is as a centre-forward, a support striker or as a left winger since his arrival from Lille, and the Portuguese forward was asked for his take.

“On the left I can aim at opponents, there is more space. As a centre-forward you have to keep the ball, it is more difficult alone. In a 4-4-2, with another striker, you move more. But I really play where I am needed.”

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