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Theo owes his progress to Pioli

Tue 23 March 2021 | 10:38

Theo Hernandez left Real Madrid in July 2019 and joined Milan on a five-year deal. He has now become one of the Rossoneri's mainstays and has dominated the team's left side.

I’m very happy here,

” the Frenchman told AS.

“From the first moment I arrived, the team and the fans and the whole club welcomed me in a great way


“When this is the case, when you feel this good in a team, you just don’t want to leave. I want to stay here for a long time.

“Milan is beautiful. You eat well, you can go shopping, the people are nice… I feel great there.”

The former Real Madrid defender said that he immediately noticed the difference between Spain and Italy.

The difference from La Liga can be seen

,” he added.

“We play less here, everything is more physical and tactical, but I have adapted well


Theo went on to say that he owes his progress to Stefano Pioli.

Yes, I improved a lot,”

Hernandez continued.

“It was Pioli’s trust that made it possible


“Without the confidence, it’s impossible to prove your worth, your talent. And I still have to grow a lot.”

The 23-year-old also praised Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who returned to Milan in January last year.

Since he arrived, he has given us something extra, without a doubt

,” Hernandez said. “

It’s true that his presence is a little intimidating, but in the end, he helps us a lot in everyday life, he’s an extra companion


“Sometimes he puts the attention on us, but we need this too. I have a very good relationship with him.

“Sometimes I also get a few lectures, but that’s normal. He always wants me to give my best: he puts us in line.

“Zlatan is Zlatan. With him there are jokes, laughter, but the ‘God’ side of him imposes respect and, after all, that’s what makes him special.”


has made 72 appearances for AC Milan, scoring 12 goals and providing 11 assists.



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