After the game between AC Milan and Monza, which finished 6-5 on penalties, Rafael Leao spoke to the media about the special clash. He was also asked about the upcoming season and wearing the No.10 shirt.
It was the first edition of the Trofeo Silvio Berlusconi, following the recent passing of the legendary former owner of both these clubs. The actual game finished 1-1 after goals from Christian Pulisic and Andrea Colpani but it was then decided on penalties.
Speaking to Mediaset after the game, as cited by our colleagues at SempreMilan.it, Leao shared his thoughts on the special clash as well as Milan’s targets for the upcoming season. He was also asked about wearing the No.10 shirt.
On the Trofeo Berlusconi…
“It’s an honor to be able to play this match, Berlusconi made football history. Milan won many trophies with him and we are happy to bring this trophy to Milan, which is his home.”
The number 10 shirt…
“I’ve been here for many years, I have everyone’s trust, the 10 is an extra responsibility but I want to continue to do well by helping the team in the best possible way.”
“The goal is the Scudetto but the season hasn’t even started yet, the club has done a great job bringing in new players: this year we are a stronger team in all positions, those who have arrived have raised the level and we are happy. We have to play with the right confidence match by match,” he concluded.
It wasn’t the best of evenings for Leao as he struggled to get things right on the pitch. He was given a 5/10 in our player ratings and was thus the lowest-ranked player along with Olivier Giroud.