AC Milan star Theo Hernandez has insisted that his team-mates have played their part in helping him settle into life in Italy perfectly.
He joined from Real Madrid in the summer for a fee widely reported to be €20million and given that he has already scored six goals in all competitions for the Rossoneri, that appears to be a bargain and a deal which Real Madrid regret.
A recent report from La Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that Theo is now worth at least double the fee that Milan paid to sign him, even overtaking his brother Lucas in market value despite the fact he cost Bayern Munich €80m. It was even recently reported by Tuttosport that PSG are lining up a bid.
The Frenchman has given an interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport about his time with the Rossoneri so far and even his amitions for the future.
He began by discussing how he is coping during the current lockdown situation in Italy.
“I work day by day in order to offer Milan my best version when we return to play. It is a difficult moment for everyone, I took it with resignation,” he said (via MilanNews).
“We must think above all about our health and that of our families. We follow the indications provided and we wait anxiously and patiently for the situation to return to normal.
“It has been a very important year for me. I have adapted very quickly to a new league and to the pressure of a great club. The trust of the technical staff, the help of my team-mates and the affection that our fans give me are fundamental.
“Pioli’s trust is decisive. Then being at a great club and having the opportunity to learn from the best is one of the aspects that I appreciate most.”
This season, Hernandez has scored six goals in 25 games, which makes him the second-top scorer in the team.
“It is mainly thanks to the daily work and then immediately I had the feeling of having completely adapted to everything I was around,” he revealed.
“I think of the team as a whole, of my team-mates on and off the pitch, the city, the culture of a new country, the club’s philosophy and leisure. All these factors put together have helped improve my numbers.
“I am still very young and I have room for growth. We will see what the future holds. At Milan I have everything I need to do well, it depends on me and my work.
“I still lack many games and above all the experience to be able to say I am a leader. I feel important in a great team and this fills me with confidence. Maldini is always was a reference for me.
“Everyone would like to be reflected in a character like him, he has lived a glorious career and represents AC Milan. When you have such a champion in front of you there is little to think about. I’m glad that he and his son Daniel want to bring our Milan back where it deserves for its history and the love of its fans.”
Theo reserved a word too for January arrival Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “Being in contact with Zlatan is a gift, an opportunity to improve together to one of the best players in the world.”