Pobega reveals emotions after penning renewal and why he is fascinated by Maignan

By Oliver Fisher -

Tommaso Pobega has revealed his emotions after signing a contract extension with AC Milan and thus securing his long-term future at the club.

Pobega spent last season out on loan at Torino after being at Spezia in 2020-21 and he did very well for the Granata, playing in multiple roles in the midfield throughout the season under Ivan Juric. Now he has returned to base, the Milan management wanted to show how much they believe in him.

On their official website, Milan confirmed that Pobega has signed a renewal with the club until 2027. The previous deal was due to expire in 2025 and the new one is also expected to include a significant pay rise.

Speaking on Milan TV, Pobega talked about his feelings after putting pen to paper as well as his past loan spells, his Azzurri ambitions and what the future holds.

“A lot of emotion, I want to do well, I want to play and improve. Many years have passed since I arrived here, every year I have used it to grow and improve myself to take away some satisfactions with this shirt,” he said (via SempreMilan.it).

On his experience at Torino: “Last year I was lucky enough to go to Torino where I found a good environment and a good coach who gave me confidence and allowed me to consolidate in Serie A.”

On the national team: “Playing for the national team is always an emotion. Playing against Germany was wonderful, being in the Azzurri jersey is an emotion that is difficult to explain and I have goals to achieve with Italy too.”

On Tonali and his other team-mates: “I have a good relationship with Tonali, we have known each other since last year and it is a pleasure to play with him. The group made a very positive impression on me: there is a desire to work and improve. Last year I saw him grow a lot also in terms of awareness.”

On his fascination with Maignan: “A player I would have liked to see closely was Maignan, I was impressed when I saw him arrive at Milan and I was curious to know how influential he was also in terms of charisma. I must say that he is as I expected.”

On what Pioli taught him: “Last year, before going on loan, I spoke to the coach who told me it was the right choice because I would have the opportunity to grow and work to return. Pioli is a great coach and I will have to follow his teachings in order to improve.”

On his target of growth: “My goal every year is to grow, every year we can improve. Obviously we want to take away some satisfactions both as a group and on an individual level . For good luck, I want to keep my goals to myself.”

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