Daniele Bonera has appealed to his other experienced teammates at Milan to help Coach Massimiliano Allegri rebuild the squad this season.
The Rossoneri lost a number of experienced players at the beginning of the summer, have sold Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain and are set to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic also take that same transfer.
Reflecting on the impact of losing Silva in particular, the veteran defender tried to see beyond the current mood in the camp.
“He is a major loss. The club have done their own evaluations and there are still many days left until the end of the market, soon enough we can be as competitive as ever,” the 31-year-old told gathered reporters today.
“The departure of important players like Ibra and Thiago is regretful for all, but over the years Milan has always provided its Coaches with competitive squads.
“I have heard that Ibra and Thiago are disappointed that they are going, they know they are leaving a place where they were happy and that they have contributed at for years.
“The fact we have lost so many players makes everything seem dark. The impact of losing Thiago may not have been so bad if we still had [Alessandro] Nesta.
“For me, it’s a disappointment to lose so many teammates with whom I shared many moments. Now, who is left must understand the spirit and values of Milan, to help the Coach, and we must all work together.”
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