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Calabria: had ‘a few too many discussions with the coach at the start’

Sat 28 November 2020 | 12:08

Davide Calabria, who turns 24 next week, has started his career at Milan and has been there ever since. He talks about his time at the club and believes now that they are at the top of the Serie A table, they could achieve the Scudetto.

Milan

defender

Davide Calabria

talks about his time at the Rossoneri. He will turn 24 next week and he has been at Milan since he started his career.

“Last year I had some problems and wondered if this really was the right path for me, but I convinced myself that I shouldn’t give in,” he said.

“I didn’t ask for help, I just pushed myself out of that hole. I am now fired up and determined to prove to both myself and those who criticized me that I can play. It’s like a mental switch you need if you want to play at this level, to feed on pressure.”

Calabria talks about the times he had discussions with the coach.

“I did have a few too many discussions with the coach at the start. We sat down like men and talked about what wasn’t working. From the day after that, we managed to form a strong rapport, just as there is with the whole squad.

“It’s not a coincidence if a team does well because if you feel that emotional bond, you unconsciously give a little bit more. We are giving our all and so is the coach to us.”

Calabria also talks about

Ibrahimovic

and his role at the club.

“I think he was above all fundamental at the start, as he made us understand what wanting to win at all costs means,” Calabria added.

“You must never rest on your laurels, never feel sated. The mentality I saw in Ibrahimovic is something I’ve never seen in any other player. He came back to Milan to challenge himself and also help all of us for the future.

“We’ve missed him out injured before, and we can’t wait for him to return, but in the meantime, we’ve got to prove we’re a strong team and give a little extra to make up for his absence.”

Now that Milan top the Serie A table, Calabria believes they could even achieve the Scudetto.

“Why not believe? The only limits are the ones you set for yourself. We need to think as big as possible, then we’ll see what happens, but in any case, taking it one game at a time.”


source: SportMob