NEWS
Wednesday April 5 2017
Locatelli: ‘No balance in Italy’

Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli is calm about his recent form - “I wasn’t Lionel Messi before and I’m not a third-division player now”.

The 19-year-old burst onto the scene with a strong of fine performances earlier this season, scoring a fantastic winner against Juventus on October 22.

However, in recent weeks he has attracted some criticism for his performances, something the youngster thinks is unfair.

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Friday March 24 2017
Italy in the middle

Giampiero Ventura has a wealth of talent available but, as Chloe Beresford explains, the midfield is still undoubtedly the weakest department.

The future of the Italian national team is undoubtedly bright. After Coach Giampiero Ventura announced his squad for the World Cup qualifier with Albania and subsequent friendly in the Netherlands, his crop of youngsters showed the world that the Azzurri will be a force to be reckoned with in 2018.

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NEWS
Monday March 20 2017
Locatelli: Juve goal a dream

Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli has revealed that scoring against Juventus earlier in the season was “a dream” and “one of my biggest thrills”.

Locatelli’s powerful strike earned Milan a 1-0 win against Juve back in October, and the 19-year-old urged people his age to share a similar ambition.

“Scoring at Juventus was one of the biggest thrills of my life,” he was quoted as saying at a school by Tuttosport.

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NEWS
Friday March 17 2017
Montella: 'No problem with derby KO'

Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella insists there is 'no problem' with a 12:30 kick-off time in the forthcoming Milan derby.

The boss admitted it was 'unthinkable' not to promote the club to the Eastern market, but not before explaining the situation with Keisuke Honda and Manuel Locatelli to the Press.

"Honda? He was not even lucky after the injury to Suso," admitted Montella to his Press conference. "I know I can always count on him because he is a great professional.

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NEWS
Monday March 13 2017
Calabria praises Milan youngsters

Davide Calabria praises his fellow Milan youngsters, and hopes he can join them after “some problems this season”.

The Rossoneri are in contention for a Europa League place this season, with Coach Vincenzo Montella putting faith in a crop of young players.

“Over the past two years some interesting lads have come through,” Calabria said at the presentation of the Gazzetta Cup.

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Thursday March 9 2017
Montella: ‘I’d like Premier League’

Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella would work abroad, and admits he likes London in particular.

The Rossoneri boss has been praised for his work with a young squad this season, and was asked by Gazzetta dello Sport if he’d consider working abroad.

“I’d have no difficulty doing that, I think it enriches you,” Montella replied.

“Certain Leagues and certain cities I like more than others: London for example…

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Friday February 3 2017
Locatelli dropped for Samp?

Milan will reportedly drop Manuel Locatelli for Jose Sosa when Sampdoria visit San Siro on Sunday.

According to Calciomercato, Coach Vincenzo Montella is ready to mix things up after three straight defeats to Napoli, Udinese and Juventus.

Consequently, Locatelli appears to be in the firing line, with his place to be taken by Sosa, although it would only be a temporary measure for the teenager to regain his confidence.

The 18-year-old was sent off against Juve, while his poor clearance assisted Cyril Thereau for Udinese’s first goal in a 2-1 win.

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Monday January 30 2017
Inzaghi: 'Milan teens are Italy future'

Pippo Inzaghi called Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma “the new Gigi Buffon” and Manuel Locatelli “the future of Italian football.”

The former Rossoneri Coach, now in charge of Lega Pro side Venezia, cast his eye over the current situation at San Siro after a 2-1 defeat to Udinese.

Some newspapers and fans were highly critical of teenagers Donnarumma and Locatelli for their performances over the last few games.

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Wednesday January 25 2017
Locatelli: 'I apologise to Milan'

Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli apologised for “the naïve error” after he was sent off in a 2-1 Coppa Italia defeat to Juventus.

The 18-year-old went into a sliding tackle on Paulo Dybala when he was already on a yellow card.

The incident occurred just one minute after Carlos Bacca’s volley had put the Rossoneri back in the game.

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Wednesday January 25 2017
Montella: 'Milan can learn from defeat'

Vincenzo Montella believes Milan “will learn” from their Coppa Italia defeat to Juventus. “We are on the right track.”

Once again, the Rossoneri were trailing 2-0 within 21 minutes to a Paulo Dybala volley and Miralem Pjanic free kick, but Carlos Bacca’s splendid strike got them back into it, despite Manuel Locatelli’s dismissal.

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