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.
“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.