Çalhanoğlu: “The first time at San Siro was amazing, we played well and we deserved it, I am studying Italian”

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Hakan Çalhanoğlu at the end of Milan-Craiova at Stadio San Siro on the 3rd of August, 2017. (@acmilan.com)
Hakan Çalhanoğlu at the end of Milan-Craiova at Stadio San Siro on the 3rd of August, 2017. (@acmilan.com)

Hakan Çalhanoğlu admits he is getting help in understanding what Montella and says his next objective is to score.

In the 65′ minute of the match against Craiova yesterday (2-0 win), Suso was replaced by the Turkish Çalhanoğlu, who joined Milan from Bayer Leverkusen.

It was Hakan’s debut match at San Siro and also his first competitive match in a long time, as he spent the second half of the last season in the stands due to a ban given to him from FIFA. He is now back and is ready to compete for a spot in the starting XI of Montella.

“I’m really happy, the first time at San Siro was amazing, thank you all [the fans] for coming. We played well and we deserved it,” Çalhanoğlu said to MilanTV after the final whistle on Thursday night. “Reaching the next round was our first goal, now step by step there is time to improve.

“We want to go to the end in the Europa League, it’s our challenge. The understanding with the teammates? I’m studying Italian and I’ve learned the keywords of the game. They make it easier and I thank them. I enjoy playing with them, they all have quality.

“Montella? He speaks to me in Italian but I understand only ‘substitution’, ‘left’ and ‘right’. Montolivo [who is half German and is fluent in the language] and Ricardo Rodriguez help me translate what he asks of me. My objective?  I want to score but let’s stay calm, step by step.

“Free kicks? We have many players who know how to kick well. Ricardo Rodriguez, Suso, Giacomo Bonaventura, we are so many and this is important.”

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Isty

No doubt Calhanoglu will be one of our best buys this summer. Only time will tell.

Hachim

He lacks pace to be part of the top 3, if he played in mid, then I think it will suit him more and we would get the best out of him with his long and accurate passes.

rosso138

he was out of the field for a half year, also he isn’t a winger…

milanista

Pls stop critizing our new signings, I don’t know why some people can’t just be satisfied with anything whether good or bad, the most important thing is that we didn’t concede against craiova, I would have been angry if we won 4-1 or 5-1 for no keeping clean sheet.

Ink

Because new signings are above any sort of slight criticism at all.

I-Milan

“Montella? He speaks to me in Italian but I understand only ‘substitution’, ‘left’ and ‘right’. Montolivo [who is half German and is fluent in the language] and Ricardo Rodriguez help me translate what he asks of me.”

Wow! There’s really a place for Montolivo in this new team. They found a place for him as Hakan Çalhanoğlu’s language translator. 😀

Wycee

Lol

Ink

We sold Crociata? Or he is out on loan?

unspoken

sold permanently , sadly

cadoeq

with buy back clause or not?

Ali

Why do these deals go through so silently? I hope that there is a buyback clause because we hadn’t seen him play.
But anyway we should keep that in mind that not every player who comes through our ranks will be a star.

sui generis

I checked livefootball yesterday and found lots of teams, dats just QUALIFICATION! Damn!! It’s indeed a long process in d Europa….. We’ve still got play off to play. Well done HAKAN…..

donbotsane

i get ur frastration bro..im pissed as well!

ifyfranco

Comment:welldone guys. forza milan

Bally One

We have a great quelity players in the squar of milan so I Advise you montella about Hakan for playing role Hakan is a ATM or midfied so don’t use him as wing thank forza milan

ac norman

Frank kessie is kwai

Milan10

Ur main objective is to create chances and make defense splitting assists to ur teammates not scoring Hakan, the new Milan #10

Ejalonibu

Comment:hakan is a good player can play mdfd or Left wing so d boi is good very skv boi kp on wch him d best