While at camp for the Brazilian national team, ahead of friendly match ups, Paqueta found time to speak to reporters about his time at Milan so far.

“Milan got me ready, giving me their full support. I’m very grateful to them because the game is quicker in Italy and also different tactically. It all happened very fast.”

“Still, I received excellent preparation and I’m very happy. As for Gennaro Gattuso, he’s a great person and an excellent professional, who pushes you to give more: I hope we achieve great results this season.”

Neymar is currently not called up and thus the iconic number 10 jersey has been bestowed upon Paqueta.

“The Brazil shirt is a heavy burden, with its history and five stars. It’s a great privilege to be there with any number. I intend to work hard so I find space in the team.”

“Milan and Brazil have similar tactics. In Milan I play as a left-central midfielder, which is the position I like.”

“Serie A is a different, more tactical League. Here, Tite gives me the freedom to go one step further towards the opposing box, to be more free.”

“Playing as a left-central midfielder is the position I prefer.”

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