Lucas Biglia says Milan can bounce back in the 2018/19 season and insists he was the first to be disappointed by his performances last term.
While his teammates are in the United States to play some friendlies, Lucas Biglia returned to training center Milanello today (Sunday) to begin his preparations.
With Leonardo Bonucci almost certainly leaving, the role of Biglia as a dressing room leader could become even more important. The 32-year-old Argentine spoke to MilanTV today:
“During the holidays I had the chance to recover, the pain has gone. I’m not at 100 per cent but I’m in good shape to start training. I’m happy with how they [rest of the team] are working and I hope to be back in the fold as soon as possible and play a great season which is what we want.
“There’s not much time, but I have a week to get in the best condition possible that when they [rest of the team] come back [from the US Tour], I can make myself available to the coach. Before the end of the last season, the boss gave me the confidence I needed after probably a tough start to the season, but as I said, I was the first to be disappointed because I couldn’t meet the expectations the team had for me and reach our goals. But we can bounce back this season and we hope to set the right goals and achieve them.
“I saw the boys in good shape and the rest will improve after we play a few matches, but it’s important that the individuals did well. We have quality players and we hope that the coach can continue the good work he started last season. He now has time to work, with his own ideas, so we hope to improve and to play a good season.
“We have young but experienced players as they’ve been playing in the first team for 2-3 years now in such a top league as Serie A is. I’m thrilled, I want to put last season behind me. I’m ready to help this team and this top club. So I hope to give my best for them and to keep leading this group in the best possible way.
“The objectives for next season? My goal is pretty clear, is to make it into the Champions League, that’s the first objective. Milan always need to aim higher, like winning the league. It’s not easy as the other contenders are even stronger, but we will give it our all.”