Tonali reveals his boyhood idol and the first Milan player’s shirt he got

By Oliver Fisher -

Sandro Tonali has revealed that he asked Gianluigi Donnarumma for Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shirt when he played against AC Milan for Brescia.

Tonali has become a real fan favourite since his arrival at Milan on an initial loan deal from Brescia in the summer of 2020. He had a difficult first year of acclimatising to a club with higher expectations but now he is one of the first names on the team sheet and has become a leader of the midfield.

That of course all culminated in last season’s Scudetto win as Tonali scored some important goals such as a brace away against Hellas Verona and a last minute winner against Lazio to help his boyhood club end their 11-year title drought.

Tonali answered some questions for ‘Che Fatica La Vita Da Bomber’ regarding a number of topics, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you have done? “I don’t know, I didn’t have a future already written and prepared other than football.”

Champions League with AC Milan or the World Cup? “Both!”

Which player’s shirt did you ask for first? “I asked Gigio for Ibra’s shirt in a Milan-Brescia match in my first year in Serie A. He gave it to me, both his and Ibra’s.”

Who is your idol? “Gattuso.”

A flaw of yours? “Maybe… I’m a bit lazy at home.”

If you were able to change something about you as a football, what would it be? “I would change role, centre forward.”

A piece of advice to give to a child who plays sports? “To work hard and not give up at the first difficulty.”

Tags AC Milan Sandro Tonali

1 Comment

  1. He need to improve, still average match to match performance.. need to stamp his mark.. more foward passing intead of always go for horizontal pass and sturdy wall instead of ghostly wall (he always presence to challange but rarely do anything to opponent) but i know tonali still young and all.. just i’m fan of him, he should go beyond world class..

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