Man Utd loanee Dalot discusses future beyond season end and working with father-like Ibra

By Oliver Fisher -

Diogo Dalot has revealed that he is enjoying his experience on loan at AC Milan as he discussed working with players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Dalot arrived from United on a season-long dry loan during the last summer transfer window, and there has been an abundance of speculation claiming that the clubs will sit down at the negotiating table ahead of the summer to define what his future will be.

Due to the fact that Davide Calabria will be out for a month after undergoing minor knee surgery, the Portugal U21 international will have the opportunity to show off in the right-back spot. In this morning’s edition of O Jogo, Dalot gave a long interview at home talking about his present, the future and the relationship with his team-mates.

“Milan deserve to return to the top and we are doing everything to get them back there. Qualification for the Champions League would be the first important step in this direction. Four or five players currently in the squad will assert themselves and bring Milan to the levels of the past,” he said (via MilanLive).

“The goal is to look at one game at a time. Two months ago we were first, now we want to chase and keep our distance from others. We have to play our part and win every game. I believe that if we win all the remaining ten games we will win the league. But this is difficult, so we have to watch game by game because we have to hope that the others slip up. The goal is to return to the Champions League but we want more.”

One player that is no stranger to his parent club Manchester United and has been credited with transforming the mentality of a young Milan squad is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

On working with the Swede, Dalot added: “For us he is like everyone’s dad. he trains and plays like he’s 20, it’s incredible. If at 39, after all she has won, she is still so hungry why shouldn’t I have her too when I am just starting my career? Off the pitch it is as it is on the pitch.”

On the future: “We don’t have to decide now, it doesn’t make sense to think about how things will end. I want to think about Milan and focus only on the pitch, as I have always done until now. My future will be chosen based on the best for each party involved. During the season I did not suffer injuries like in previous years and in recent months I have played often and for me it is very important.”

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