Former AC Milan man Dejan Savicevic has congratulated the team for getting back into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and praised the performances of Brahim Diaz.
Speaking on Milan’s Twitch channel, Savicevic commented on the Rossoneri after their success in the Champions League and also how the two current playmakers in the squad are getting on, with his comments relayed by PianetaMilan.
“They fought and ran a lot throughout the game. We played well, it’s a pity we didn’t win despite the opportunities we had, but the important thing is that we are back to celebrating such an achievement after so many years,” he said.
Savićević was considered one of the best playmakers in the world during the 1990s and he was nicknamed Il Genio (The Genius) by the Italian sports press during his time at Milan, so it would be fair to say he knows the position well.
The current President of the Football Association of Montenegro spoke about Charles De Ketelaere’s start to life at the club after his arrival from Belgium last summer.
“He must quickly understand what Italian football is like, how difficult it is and what the coaches in Italy ask of attacking players is more than what others ask,” he said.
“He must learn that he must also run backwards, he must get used to Italian football quickly. He must get used to what Pioli asks of him, who proved to be a great coach, winning the Scudetto last year despite the fact that in my opinion there were a couple of stronger teams on paper.”
He also gave his thoughts on Brahim Diaz who scored the decisive goal in the first leg against Spurs and seems to be ahead of De Ketelaere in the pecking order at present.
“He had some difficulties at the start, but now he’s playing better and better. We hope he can show all his talent. He has great qualities, otherwise he wouldn’t have played for City, Real and Milan.
“In my opinion he should have more self-confidence, even if he does something wrong, he must believe in his means and in his qualities. He must not be afraid, if he does he will give even more.”