Kevin-Prince Boateng hints at a big change in Milan this season. “The Coach told me I won't be playing as a trequartista for much longer...”
The Ghanaian international played behind the two strikers during their Scudetto-winning campaign, but the transfer market could bring changes.
“My preferred role is trequartista and I'm enjoying it, albeit not for much longer. Coach Allegri already told me in future I'll have to play in midfield, on the right or the left,” Boateng said in Tuttosport.
This suggests there will be a new trequartista joining the club during the summer, with names like Alberto Aquilani of Liverpool or Fiorentina outcast Riccardo Montolivo heavily linked.
Another option is that Antonio Cassano will be redeployed in that position to ensure he has more playing time.
“I think our team is complete, so a new buy isn't crucial, although obviously I don't make those decisions,” continued Prince.
“If a player arrives who can help us to win, then he's very welcome. Competition is healthy for individuals and the group.
“We have become a team now after our first year together. We all know Thiago Motta never loses a tackle, that Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants the ball a certain way and Alexandre Pato in another. This is why I'm convinced we will do very well.”
Boateng scored the winning goal in Milan's 2-1 Italian Super Cup triumph over Inter in Beijing, then celebrated with a kung fu flying kick.
“The goal was Pippo Inzaghi-style, as I was in the right place at the right time. Everyone says it's worth double because it was against Inter and it brought us the Super Cup. I add a third reason, as the win showed the path we need to follow in the next few months.
“As for the celebration, I was in China and it seemed a nice homage to the local fans. I am passionate about martial arts, as Bruce Lee was my idol and as a kid I studied Kick Boxing for two years.”