Pioli praises Tatarusanu for ‘good contribution’ and playing with the flu

By Isak Möller -

Since Mike Maignan has recovered from his calf injury, Ciprian Tatarusanu will return to the bench after being AC Milan’s starting goalkeeper for several months. During his presser, Stefano Pioli praised the Romanian. 

Tatarusanu has done well especially in the last few games, keeping three consecutive clean sheets and making a couple of great saves. In short, he has grown into the role even if the timing could have been better, given that Maignan is now back.

Speaking to the media during his press conference, which you can read in full here, Pioli took the opportunity to praise Tatarusanu for his work in Maignan’s absence. He also revealed that the goalkeeper has played despite having the flu recently.

“I have to say that Tata has fully done his duty. He struggled at the start because he hadn’t played for a long time, but then he found his rhythm and made a good contribution. Among other things, he played despite having the flu these days,” he stated.

Tomorrow’s game will serve Maignan well to get ready for the return leg against Tottenham, which is scheduled for March 8. He will, of course, also play the Fiorentina game from the first minute (if all goes according to plan).

Tags AC Milan Ciprian Tatarusani Mike Maignan Stefano Pioli


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