Man Utd loanee on joining ‘great club’ Milan: “I only think of Milan now, my head is 100% here”

By Oliver Fisher -

Diogo Dalot has pledged to try and become a ‘complete player’ at AC Milan having joined the club during the summer mercato.

The Rossoneri secured Dalot as their final signing of the summer late in the window, as the Portuguese full-back arrived on a season-long dry loan deal from United.

Fabrizio Romano reported for earlier today that Milan are convinced that they have made a great coup in Dalot, who will be up to speed and ready to play in the next few days.

Directors Paolo Maldini and in particular Ricky Massara believe that they have signed a full-back of the highest level – a player with tremendous quality and potential despite being just 21 and a one who can make a big difference in the attacking phase.

Dalot was presented to the media along with new team-mate Jens Petter Hauge on Tuesday afternoon, with the questions and answers transcribed by MilanNews and translated below.

What do you bring to Milan from your experience at Manchester United?

“When you play at an important club, you take away a lot of experience. I hope to bring everything I have learned here. Milan and United are two great clubs,” he said.

Is your technique your strong point?

“You can always improve. I’m a player who really likes to work and try to improve. I’m trying to keep my qualities, I want to keep this mentality.”

Do you need to improve your defensive phase?

“When one knows that something is wrong, he has to work to improve. I know I have to improve in defense and also in attack. This is the right place to do it. Here is the right mentality, I just have to keep working to improve myself. I hope to become a complete player at Milan.”

What do you think of the derby on Saturday?

“Going to the stadium I was speechless, I saw many fans supporting us. We heard the roars after the goals and they waited for us even after the match. I hope to see San Siro full of fans soon.”

How do you think your compatriot Leao did in the derby?

“I am happy with his performance in the derby. He is strong, he will give us a great hand this year.”

Do you want to stay at Milan for a long time?

“When I signed for Milan, I had great motivations. I only think of Milan now, my head is 100% here and I hope to do great things, achieving all our targets.”

Can you also play as left back?

“Of course, I’m ready to play in other roles too.”

Why did you choose Milan?

“As soon as I heard that Milan were interested in me, I was very happy. I am satisfied with having chosen Milan.”

Where can Milan go?

“Let’s think about one match at a time. We got a nice victory in the derby, now we are focused on the Europa League, then we will think about the next league matches. Now we only think about Celtic.”

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