AC Milan goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu has acknowledged that there may be doubts about his ability and was happy to answer back with a clean sheet.
Giroud was the match-winner for AC Milan this evening as he scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory against Torino with what is his fourth goal for the Rossoneri in six league appearances. Milan are now on 28 points out of 30 available to start the season and will be top of the league at least until tomorrow.
The last time they started a season this well was back in 1954/55, also with nine wins and one draw, and Tatarusanu played his part as well as the defence by keeping a clean sheet against Ivan Juric’s men.
Tatarusanu was interviewed by DAZN at the end of the game and was asked about his kicking game first of all as he seemed to aim a lot of balls up towards Giroud. MilanNews relayed his comments, and we have translated them below.
“We had prepared this game, Giroud was very good in duels with the defender,” he said.
“It is normal that not playing for a long time there can be doubts. I hope to always play at this level and to help the team win.”
There was some drama right at the end as his opposite number Milinkovic-Savic came up for a corner to try and get Torino levels.
“I want to stop all the balls, but you have to reject some of them. It is normal for the goalkeeper to go up, I also went up against Porto to try to help the team.”
It is a first clean sheet of the season for the Romanian who now looks set to keep the goalkeeping job despite the arrival of Antonio Mirante and with Mike Maignan out for a couple of months yet after surgery.
“You are right, when there are no incidents you wait to enter the game. Torino didn’t have many chances, I stayed focused until the end and I’m happy to have kept a clean sheet.”