Pobega says Milan players ‘must set an example’ and are ‘lucky’ to wear the shirt

By Euan Burns -

AC Milan midfielder Tommaso Pobega has talked about the importance of setting an example when representing a club like the Rossoneri. 

The midfielder was speaking at the Enzo Tortora auditorium in Milan for the ‘All the Colours of Sport’ initiative (via Milan News). Hundreds of secondary school children were present for the talk from Tomori and Milan teammate Tommaso Pobega.

The meeting was mediated by Pierluigi Pardo and it was officially supported by AC Milan as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Whilst Tomori shared his thoughts on racism in football, Pobega spoke about how there is pressure on him and other Milan players to be positive role models for younger players.

“We have the fortune and honour of wearing a glorious shirt that has made football history. It was worn first by men, then by footballers. By wearing it, we must set an example: we are lucky enough to have this visibility, so we must send positive messages to the little ones to help them in their growth,” Pobega said.

Pobega has not had the chance to set an example on the pitch much this season because he has been recovering from a serious injury. He should be back on the pitch in April though, which provides Stefano Pioli with a fresh option in the midfield.

Pobega is also able to play at centre-back when needed which makes him a very versatile player that any coach would like in their squad.

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  1. That’s the right spirit, the correct frame of mind a Milan player must have. In fact it is a great honor to wear our colors. AC Milan is one of real legendary football institutions around the globe, one of the big five along Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munchen. Any player must feel proud in play for us, and if this not the case, it’s better to look for another side.

  2. Pobega is lucky indeed to wear Milan shirt, having technique of a woodcutter.

    Should have been sold to Torino after the loan spell, when Juric wanted him there.

    1. Just shut up as he is one of our few players who can actually shoot equally with both of his feet.
      His point stands though as every player should praise themselves lucky to play in red and black and even getting paid for it, I for one would kill for that opportunity.

        1. no but im also in my mid 40ies but you clearly do have the talkent to go all the way or what 😀 Fact is that it actually takes some technical ability to be able to shoot equally good with both feet and you will know that if you actually has played football yourself.

  3. Ironic that Pobega makes statements like that, which to be fair are 100% spot on. Yet he lacks the quality to play for Milan.

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