Tuesday January 14 2020
Begovic: 'I will push Gigio'

Asmir Begovic has claimed Milan presents a “great challenge for me” and has promised to “push” Gianluigi Donnarumma and "help him with my experience".

The former Bosnia international came from AFC Bournemouth as a direct replacement for Pepe Reina, who left to play at Aston Villa in the Premier league.

Begovic is looking forward to his new chapter and the 32-year-old is “excited” to play for “one of the best clubs in the world”.

“I chose Milan because it’s a great challenge for me,” Begovic said to Rossoneri TV. “It’s one of the best clubs in the world.

“I am very excited; I can’t wait to get going.”

The shot stopper has been brought in to be a back-up for Gigio Donnarumma at San Siro and has claimed there might be “some situations where I can help him with my experience”.

“He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world,” he added. “I am ready to help and to compete with him.

“Maybe there are some situations where I can help him with my experience. I think I can push him to always do his best in training every day.

“We must push ourselves to be better goalkeepers and to help the club win games and titles. It’s an honour to be here, taking the place of Reina, who is a fantastic goalkeeper and a fantastic person. I know what they expect from me.”

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