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.