Sunday October 4 2020
Leao: 'Prefer to play wide'

Rafael Leao admits he prefers to play wide than as a centre-forward, but feels ‘the coach and teammates have faith in me’ after a brace for Milan.

He scored two of the goals that allowed the Rossoneri to beat Spezia 3-0 this evening at San Siro.

“I always try to help my team in any role the coach places me, whether that’s wide or as a centre-forward,” Leao told Sky Sport Italia.

“I like to play wide, as there’s space to go one-on-one with defenders. As a striker, I am closer to the goal and have a better chance of scoring.

“I feel the coach and my teammates have faith in me, I felt that again today, I am grateful to have started the game.”

Milan have a 100 per cent record after three rounds, keeping three clean sheets, and are top of the Serie A table with Atalanta.

“I am happy for the team, also pleased for myself to score two goals, it was a very intense match. After the lockdown, we had great performances and results, so we want to continue like this towards our objective.

“It’s about taking it one step at a time. The Derby is up next, Inter have more important players clearly, but we are Milan and must try to win.”

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