De Sciglio relishes beautiful Serie A debut

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MATTIA DE SCIGLIO is happy with what he did against Chievo on his official Serie A debut on Tuesday.

Massimiliano Allegri had to deal without 13 first team members who were unavailable through injuries and suspensions, on Tuesday against Chievo Verona, so he had to play with a 19-year-old from the start.

The name of the teenager is Mattia De Sciglio. The fullback, who has made two appearances for Milan prior to that game in the Champions League, had a good debut and got the rating of 6.5 from today’s GdS.

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“It still doesn’t seem real. It was an emotional and beautiful debut, and already from the first minute it was fantastic,” De Sciglio told Radio Sportiva. “I thought about the game and I’m very happy with what I had done. I got many compliments. I did what the coach asked me to do. It was a great opportunity for myself.

“I started the game doing simple things because I was excited. In the second half I got more comfortable with the field, my teammates and the opponents, so I played with a more freedom. My shot at target? I had courage so I tied to make a shot. It had gone up but if it went in I would had been mad with joy. At the start I paid for my excitement. But I think it’s only normal. I was playing pretty tight at the start but after that the players have calmed me down and told me to do simple things and I did well,” continued the youth product.

“Our priority was to bring home a good result after the defeat against Fiorentina. We suffered a lot during the game but we took home the three points. We want to fight until the end for the Scudetto. Playing alongside such great players makes you feel great and feel like you can touch the sky with your finger. Last night, however, the game was important because it was a crucial game for the fight for the Scudetto.

“My role models? I watched Paolo Maldini a lot when I was a kid, and now also [assistant coach] Mauro Tassotti gives me a lot of tips and corrects my mistakes, so it can’t be any better,” De Sciglio added.

“I want to have continuity in playing games which would help me grow. I only want to do well from here until the end of the season. At the end of the season we will see what to do with club. I’ve learned something from all the coaches I’ve had. Every year I try to pick up something and put it into practice,” he concluded.

It is still not clear whether Ignazio Abate will be fit enough to play against Genoa on Saturday. Daniele Bonera will return from suspension but De Sciglio could keep holding on the right-back role even then.

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milanfan
milanfan
9 years ago

I hope the kid gets to play against Genoa, too. Would be nice to see if he can put some pressure on Abate for the rb role.

wcsg
wcsg
9 years ago
Reply to  milanfan

What??? Abate is one of the best right backs in the world and this kid is nowhere near ready to play in Serie A. Go play with the Primavera, leave the real games to men.

BJ
BJ
9 years ago

I thought he played well, not just for a debut. He was in good positions, looked comfortable on the ball, and showed good passing vision. He did make a few mistakes, but showed promise

Signor Eskola
Signor Eskola
9 years ago
Reply to  BJ

Yeah, I agree. One of his “mistakes” was with Pellissier, he started to act and Chievo was given undeserved free kick from short range.

Ignacio
Ignacio
9 years ago

GOOOl of Lazio! 1-1!! Let’s go Milan!! Forza Lazio!!

Emeka-naija
Emeka-naija
9 years ago

We need to develop the youth quik and also in a good mana and invest huge amount of money on the youth sectors

Alessia
9 years ago

FORZA MILAN!!!!

Milanista93
Milanista93
9 years ago

This guy is promising..mistakes happens but he’ll mature.. i rated Ignazio Abate and Lorenzo De Sylvestri as the best Italian and young RB in Serie A..

wcsg
wcsg
9 years ago

He was simply awful, totally in over his head. I pray Milan never has to use him again this year.

Ted
Ted
9 years ago
Reply to  wcsg

Playing for 90 min in defence at 19, with debut on such an important match isn’t easy boy… He did really well considerin the pressure

nick
nick
9 years ago
Reply to  wcsg

@wcsg..I totally agree. I don’t understand what people are saying about this kid! He did not have a good game against Chievo. As matter of fact he was aweful!

De Sciglio is NOT ready for the first team by a mile! When Maldini, Albertini and Abate debute for Milan they were head and shoulders ahead of these kids we have in the Primavera!

De Sciglio had a very poor game! Chievo could have caused us more trouble if they keep going at him during game. Even Paloschi made this kid look bad!

Ryan
Ryan
9 years ago

He’s still 19 so that was a promising performance….i just hope he learns to sprint and bomb down the wings more…

Learn from Abate! 😀

Ryan
Ryan
9 years ago

Even if Bonera returns please keep playng Sciglio….give him his chance 🙂

Rosso Red
9 years ago

Hope he plays next against genoa next was a good debut against chievo

84
84
9 years ago

Well done Mattia!

It was great to see one more of our youth team players given some legit playing time. I really hope the club makes it a point to allow such things to occur in the future without waiting until there’s an injury crisis.

Nyemasem
9 years ago

Well done boy…..keep it up.

kasi
kasi
9 years ago

he was great in the match, and he is very young, and he need more practic, but it means that Milan need young players and good! like Dortmund, i have see yesterday the match vs bayern they playing very great game from Dormuntd, and milan should to buy new young players and to start with new line up! 🙂

Modu kura
9 years ago

We need good players next season and good straker

Modu kura
9 years ago

Milan we win serie a this season

rossonerious
rossonerious
9 years ago

we can loan this kid so that he can get some playtime…look at merkel, he is a monster now.

Peter
9 years ago

Why the hate people,his young.

D-Bo
D-Bo
9 years ago

Nice to see a youngster getting some time on the field.