Monday July 22 2019
Reina: Milan clarity with Giampaolo

Pepe Reina believes Milan will have ‘very clear ideas’ with Marco Giampaolo and is happy to keep mentoring Gianluigi Donnarumma and Alessandro Plizzari.

Milan go into the new season with a new Coach in Giampaolo, considered as a modern choice for his work with Sampdoria, while Reina will once more play as understudy to Donnarumma and possibly Plizzari.

“We have to get used to his ideas, but he comes across as an excellent Coach who is clear on what he wants,” the goalkeeper told Milan TV.

“The identity of the team will be very clear. A great dressing room is needed, with the right mindset.

“Egos mustn’t stand in front of the team. Our project starts from that. The dressing room must be united and we all must help each other, honouring the shirt.

“We need the right hunger to continue to grow and fight for important objectives. We need to improve each year.

“We immediately welcomed the new arrivals. We’re here to help them with anything. Theo is a very good player, with a lot of potential.

“He’s young and he still has to grow, but he’ll give us a great hand. Donnarumma and Plizzarri still have many years ahead of them. They’re only 20 years old, so the future of Milan isn’t in any doubt.

“We need to put fuel in our legs and adapt as soon as possible to the Coach’s system. More than results, we need to focus on performance.

“We want to improve on last season and go to the Champions League.”

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