Nigel De Jong has again refused to talk about his future as both he and Riccardo Montolivo’s focus is winning at San Siro tomorrow.
2015 was difficult and yet another year to forget for Milan and their fans but tomorrow the Rossoneri start a new chapter as 2016 kicks off with a match against Bologna at 15:00 CET.
“We have been working hard and I am available for selection. 2016 starts tomorrow and Bologna are in form so we need to work hard to win,” De Jong said today. “We have dropped point against smaller sides so we need to start 2016 with three points. My future? I am not going to talk about it, I will only talk about tomorrow’s match.”
Montolivo added: “We have to forget last year and we have to keep going in the manner in which we played against Sampdoria and Frosinone. The protests of the Curva Sud? We have to maintain that spirit and we also respect any whistles that come from the stands but we thank them for their support through these difficult years. We’re the first to be happy if an important element is added to the squad.
“We players however don’t think about the transfer market, we just think about playing. I’m calm.” There are reports that De Jong is wanted in the PL while Montolivo’s contract is likely to get extended.