Milan youngster Mattia De Sciglio is “happy with what I’ve done so far” and looking forward to an even stronger 2013.
The 20-year-old full-back has come up through the ranks to represent his hometown club and is tipped by many to be the next Paolo Maldini.
“I am happy with what I’ve done so far,” he told Milan Channel. “At the start of the season I had set myself the target of playing a series of games, but I never expected to have played so many by the Christmas break.
“Playing consistently is important for any player, especially a youngster. For 2013 my objective is to remain concentrated and continue working this way.”
De Sciglio could be losing two teammates this month, as Alexandre Pato is on the verge of joining Corinthians and Robinho is in talks with Santos.
“It’d be a shame if even one of them were to leave, as they are players of great quality,” continued De Sciglio.
“We must try to climb up the table as quickly as possible to reach the top spots, trying not to drop points the way we did early in the season.”
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