Tuttosport: Maldini speaks to Theo Hernandez privately amid recent struggles – what was said

By Oliver Fisher -

A conversation was held between Paolo Maldini and full-back Theo Hernandez at Milanello on Thursday, according to a report.

Tuttosport (via MilanLive) writes that Maldini intervened directly to discuss Theo’s tough patch of form with him and his struggles – which the paper cites as being more mental than physical – during a meeting yesterday at Milanello.

Maldini recently spoke face to face with several Rossoneri players to try and  understand what is not going well compared to several weeks ago, given the team’s drastic dip in form in 2021 so far. Maldini confirmed his absolute esteem for the Frenchman, who of course he personally led the mission to sign back in summer 2019.

The technical director encouraged Theo and asked him not to give up right now, at the peak of the season and to work with calmness without mulling over his mistakes. There is also no talk about the player’s future as he will remain very close to Milan for the next few seasons, regardless of qualification in the Champions League.

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