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Mandzukic: ‘I have been preparing for this opportunity’

Thursday21 January 2021 | 14:07
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Mario Mandzukic moved to Milan on a free transfer after one year at Al-Duhail.

Mario Mandzukic

is excited about his return to

Serie A

at

Milan

, as he left

Juventus

one year ago to join the Qatari team

Al-Duhail

.

“I’m ready for this challenge, it’s important for me to be ready for the team as soon as possible,” the Croatian player said.

“I’m very happy to be at Milan and I have been preparing for this opportunity. At Milanello, there’s a really nice atmosphere, it’s nice to be there.

“I want to do the best I possibly can.”

Milan are now top of the Serie A table after 18 games and Mandzukic is impressed by the young squad.

“They are a really young team, I have seen several games and I like their spirit,” he added. “Although there are many young players, this team are very combative.

“I will play alongside these young people. I’m a professional, I want to do my job the best possible way.”

He also said that he is ready to make a difference with

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

.

“Zlatan and I have many games in our legs and we are experts,” he said. “It’s important to inject fear, protect the teammates and then fight, as everyone in the group does.”


source: SportMob