André Silva, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Samu Castillejo and Fabio Borini briefly spoke to the press as the new season began.
29 players stepped into the gates of training center Milanello today (Tuesday) for the first day of pre-season, with new Rossoneri coach Marco Giampaolo.
The Diavolo are getting ready for the new 2019/20 season but there are still many in the squad whose future is uncertain. One of them is André Silva, who has returned to Milan from Sevilla after the Spanish club decided to not use their buy-out option.
“I feel very good, I’m happy to be back at Milanello and meet many of my teammates. I want to meet the coach and talk about what this season will be like,” the 23-year-old striker, who will need to convince Giampaolo to keep him during the next weeks, told Milan TV today.
Another player who will need to show the coach that he’s functional to the project is Çalhanoğlu, who under Giampaolo can be play as a mezz’ala and behind the strikers. “We did everything in vacation and now we work. We are fired up for the start of the new season,” Hakan said to MilanTV.
Samu Castillejo also spoke to the club’s official TV channel today: “The vacation was nice with family and friends, and now we want to go back [to training]. Theo Hernández [who has joined Milan from Real Madrid on a permanent basis]? We’ve known each other for a while, he’s a great player and a great person. Surely he comes here with a great desire to bring good things to the team.”
Fabio Borini added: “The holidays went very well, tanning, relaxing with my pregnant wife, great… afterwards there will be diapers everywhere. I’m really for the season, I’ve trained hard.”