Saelemaekers: “I’m delighted to be a part of this project, Ibrahimović is an inspiration as a player and a person”

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Alexis Saelemaekers, Frederic Massara, Paolo Maldini, Zvonimir Boban and Ivan Gazidis at Casa Milan on January 31, 2020. (@acmilan.com)

Alexis Saelemaekers has given his first interview as a Milan player, saying ‘having been brought here is a fantastic opportunity for me’.

The 20-year-old arrived in Milan on the last day of the January transfer market on loan with option to buy from Anderlecht.

Saelemaekers is a versatile player who will most likely cover for Samu Castillejo in the role of the right midfielder, but he can also play as a fullback. Speaking to MilanTV, the Belgian said:

Alexis, why did you choose Milan?
“I believe this is a great club, every player dreams of playing for a club of this caliber, and I’m delighted to be a part of this project.”

How did it feel when you heard the club was interested in you?
“It’s a great honor, I’ve always considered Milan to be a legendary club, a club I dreamt of playing for. Having been brought here is a fantastic opportunity for me.”

Alexis Saelemaekers at Mundo Milan Museum at Casa Milan on January 31, 2020. (@acmilan.com)

Is there a former Milan player who inspired you?
“Of course, I think Zlatan Ibrahimović is an inspiration as a player and a person. His mentality and hunger to win are incredible, I really look up to him.”

What are your objectives at Milan?
“My objectives are clear: to do my best for this club every day, in training and in game, to prove to the team how determined I am to help the club.”

How excited are you about playing at San Siro?
“I think it will be a beautiful moment for me. Just the thought of walking out onto the field of San Siro, in front of all those fans, gives me goosebumps.”

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good luck salemaker. sell us ur good performances week in week out. milan and milanisti are all behind u

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Milan should hire Antony and Lizieiro from Sao Paulo. From Arrascaeta do Flamengo. Willian Jose from Real Sociedad, Paulinho from Bayern Leverkusen and Pedro Geromel and Kanneman from Gremio