Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura is convinced that Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic will 'bring results' in time, and describes his style of play as 'team-oriented'.
The introduction of the Serbian tactician was intended to reinvigorate the Rossoneri after several disappointing seasons, but so far results have not matched expectations.
While there have been rumours that Mihajlovic may end up sacked, several of his players have spoken out in his support, including Bonaventura.
“I have a good relationship with him,” he told Premium Sport. “I may never have had such a rapport with a Coach, especially from a human point of view.
“Of course, when the team needs to be driven, he knows how to be mean. He has great qualities as a person and he tries to give us his tactical imprint.
“The work we're doing is right and I believe it will lead to results. We thought we'd do something more, but we really are united and we fight together to achieve the highest result.”
Bonaventura counts 16 games and 4 goals with Milan, making him a strong asset for the team.
“I'm an important player. The supporters look at the attitude, the way one takes to the pitch, and that's what I'm like.
“But I'm not seeking admiration, I'm just trying to help the team. Being considered a leader is not important for me, I just want to give the right example to the team.
“The last few games we played well, taking down some important teams too. I think it's going to take time, the Coach has been here only a few months.
“The results are beginning to show, but it isn't easy. The only thing I really believe in is the will to fight and to improve oneself, and this team has such qualities. I'm confident.
“It's untrue that there are few charismatic players among us. There are footballers here who have won, who played in great teams and are aware of how to behave.
“Sometimes the lack of victories brings criticism on every aspect of the club: the lack of charisma, the Coach, the directors.
“When you win, on the other hand, everybody's great. It's results that determine opinions, and we must focus on the pitch to conquer them.”
Finally Bonaventura was asked about the national team and his hopes for Euro 2016.
“I feel ready to play as a starter, as I've kept up some good performances for a few years now.
“I want to convince the Coach and become an important player for the Azzurri too. I'd give my all for those colours.”
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