Presented to the press this Friday, Mike Maignan has made no secret of his ambitions with the Milan club and wants to turn the page Donnarumma at AC Milan.
With the departure of Gianluigi Donnarumma from PSG, Mike Maignan will have the great responsibility to make the Rossoneri supporters forget the talented Italian goalkeeper titled with Squadra Azzura this summer. Presented this Friday by AC Milan, the former Lille player clearly showed his desire to write his own history in Lombardy: “A great job has always been done here at goalkeeper level and Donnarumma has also done his part. Now my story begins and I will give the best of myself ”. The French goalkeeper also took the opportunity to display his ambitions with the Milan club: “We are all here to win, we are aiming for the maximum, but the season will tell us what we can aim for. It will take a lot of motivation and attention throughout the year ”.
Asked about his first contacts with the leaders of Milan before the title of champion of France obtained by Lille, Mike Maignan explained that he was immediately seduced by the AC Milan project, despite an interest from Roma: “It was a pleasure to receive the call from Maldini and Massara, a strong emotion, at the end of what has been a great season for me. I stayed focused to finish as well as possible with Lille, but I told them that I was ready for this new adventure. We discussed the contract, while waiting for the developments of the Donnarumma affair, then at the end there was the signing. I was also contacted by Roma, but I chose the Rossoneri ”. The Frenchman appeared very enthusiastic about the idea of evolving under the orders of goalkeeper coach Nelson Dida: “He was a great goalkeeper, he had a great career, I’m happy to have him as a coach and I am sure that his experience will make me progress ”.
Reassured to be able to count on the presence of French-speaking teammates (Hernandez, Ballo-Touré, Kalulu, Giroud), Maignan however showed his willingness to integrate quickly into the Milan workforce: “It’s important to have so much French teammates, especially at the start, but we are in Italy and it will be important to learn the language as soon as possible ”. He said he immediately felt good in Milan and is confident about his choice of AC Milan: “I immediately felt a good atmosphere, I was very well received. Serie A is a difficult championship, it will help me grow ”.
Mike Maignan was presented to the press this Friday by his new club, AC Milan. Ambitious, the Frenchman explained that he wanted to win everything with the Rossoneri and turn the page on Donnarumma, who left for PSG. He is very excited to discover Serie A and evolve under Dida.
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