Locatelli: “We are happy with these three important points, it was a special and unforgettable birthday”

Locatelli during Milan-Cagliari at Stadio San Siro on the 8th of January 2017. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
Locatelli during Milan-Cagliari at Stadio San Siro on the 8th of January 2017. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Manuel Locatelli turned 19 yesterday and was selected Man of the Match on the Milan website for his performance.

Milan stay close to third place after beating Cagliari 1-0 at San Siro thanks to an 88′-minute goal from Carlos Bacca.

In addition to celebrating the win, the young defensive midfielder Manuel Locatelli also celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday; he provided a very good performance, and was Audi Player Index’s Man of the Match on acmilan.com.

“We are happy with these three important points,” Locatelli told MilanTV. “It was a difficult Sunday also for the other teams that won. It was important to take home the three points and we did. Bacca found the goal and he can make the difference, although we have to be more clinical. Lapadula? His entrance was the turning point, he is a strong player not only technically but also for his attitude.

“Our objective for the season? It is to try and improve every day, starting from the match against Torino in Coppa Italia. The fact that it was my birthday yesterday? It was special and it’s an unforgettable birthday, celebrating a win at San Siro with our fans with the team of my heart.”

Milan are unlikely to sign a regista this winter, it seems that Montella will have to rely on Loca, who is still one yellow away from suspension, and Bertolacci in this role for the rest of the season.


  1. We really need some reinforcement in all lines and then with loca,suso.roma,de sciglio we will make something.

  2. What if we go 4 4 2 ? Having loca and kucka in the heart suso rm bona lm bacca and lapa up front.. why not ? How is abate btw?

  3. This guy performs exactly like young albertini did in early ’90. Guardiola’s long balls were better but not even legend like him defended and read the game this well at such young age.

      • I was born in ’80 mate. U know that era; bad hairstyles, sexy football shorts, cheap keyboard sounds, chuck norris.

        • Well yeah but how do you remember so far ago? You’re not that old. Actually I was born in the late 80s myself and I don’t remember anything before world cup 98 and even then vaguely.

          • Well, i remember it all; ayrton senna’s accident, air jordan, baggio’s penalty miss, tyson’s exploits, steffi graf winning grand slams left and right, the dutch trio etc. i think memories imprinted in childhood have much more grip on our minds

  4. Celebrating a win at san siro with our fans with the team of my heart. Boy, you just gave me a goosebumps. You’ve earn yourself a new fans. Well played young man!

  5. A continuation of our consistency .Lets keep the results rolling and hope for some unknown but highly influential additions this January as we cannot afford the big shots.


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