Brahim Díaz spoke to MilanTV after completing his move from Real Madrid.
Brahim became the first Milan player to officially join the club this summer (next week he’ll be joined by Sandro Tonali), and after signing the contract at the Diavolo HQ, which ties him to the Red and Black colors for one season on loan (with no option to buy), he spoke to MilanTV:
“My first impressions of being a Milan player are very positive. You can really tell what kind of club Milan is, it’s a privilege to be playing for such a big Club with a rich history. It’s clear from the way the fans adore their team. As I said, it’s an honor for me to be playing for this great club.
“Theo? I’ve not had the chance to talk to Theo Hernández yet. But I’m sure that as soon as I join the team, at the first training session, I expect that he’ll give me a warm welcome since he played for Real Madrid, he knows how it feels, and now I’m in Italy too I think it will be easy to settle in, because it’s an incredible group of players.
“My former coaches? I’ve worked with coaches like Pep Guardiola and Zidane, who was my last coach. I know they both played in Italy but my last coach at Madrid was Zidane and he was really kind to me there and he spoke very highly of Italy and Serie A and because he was here, close to Milano, and he really likes the city.
“My favorite player? There are a lot that I like, I couldn’t pick one! Players who can cover a variety of roles, capable of making the difference… if it were up to me, I wouldn’t be able to pick just one. In this moment, I’m only thinking about myself and how I can help this team.
“The #21 shirt? Wearing the shirt number that Ibrahimović wore last season, as I’ve already said, is an honor. It comes with a lot of pressure but I’m happy with that because he’s a Milan legend and this year I’ll wear that shirt with passion and above all I want to play good football to entertain the Rossoneri fans, it’s an honor to wear this shirt.
“The fans? They’ll appreciate my hard work, I don’t think talent alone is enough. I hope we’ll have fun together with the runs that I make both on the wings and in the center. It’s all about balance on the pitch, it’s important we have a good time together and I’m sure that it’ll be a great year for us all.”