Malick Thiaw was officially unveiled as an AC Milan player in his presentation yesterday, and he offered some background on how he ended up making the move.
We are yet to see Thiaw in action but Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) have written about how the German U21 international has finally announced himself to Milan fans with the statements he made in yesterday’s unveiling.
He spoke of ‘very intense training sessions’ that are ‘different’ compared to what he was used to in Germany with Schalke, and also confirmed that there had ‘already been meetings in winter’ about him potentially joining Milan.
He admitted ‘other phone calls’ took place after that, and the fact he is at Milan now is ‘a confirmation of the good things’ that he has shown during his time with Schalke.
On not being in the Champions League squad list, he responded: “I think it is not enough to find a convincing reason, but to offer a whole quality package that I will try to show off: I will try to show aggression, my strength, putting myself at the service of the team to try to convince the coach to put me on the list since January.”
After the departure of Alessio Romagnoli the management once again turned to a young gem, and everyone hopes the 21-year-old will develop in the same way Pierre Kalulu has since his arrival from Lyon.