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Sunday November 29 2020
Kjaer, Milan’s uncelebrated leader

Simon Kjaer has proved Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not the only influential veteran at Milan, as the Dane continues to shine, writes Fabio De Dominicis.

While 39-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic undoubtedly steals most of the headlines at Milan – whether on the pitch or not – through his often match-winning performances and undeniable leadership qualities, there is another, less-celebrated veteran who has been notably reliable and influential in the club’s impressive displays this year.

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Monday November 16 2020
Report: Milan want to extend with Kjaer

Milan are reportedly prepared to enter talks with Simon Kjaer to renew his deal beyond June 2022.

Tuttosport reports the Dane has convinced the Milan hierarchy and the club could offer him an extension of a further year with the same terms as the current deal.

Kjaer has played all seven games in Serie A this term and has collected 32 competitive games since his move to San Siro in January.

The report reveals the 31-year-old’s current deal is worth €1.2m a season and the Diavolo would like to extend the same agreement with a further year.

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Saturday November 14 2020
Eriksen 'just not suited to Inter' tactics

While a January exit for Christian Eriksen seems inevitable at Inter, Simon Kjaer believes he’s just not suited to Antonio Conte and Alessio Tacchinardi insists he’s not doing enough.

The Denmark international has struggled for playing time at San Siro since his January move from Tottenham Hotspur, as even when Conte has used a trequartista in his tactics, he’s favoured Nicolò Barella for that role instead.

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Saturday November 14 2020
Kjaer: 'I feel like Milan leader'

Simon Kjaer explains why Stefano Pioli ‘is the ideal coach’ for him and Milan, while the defender embraces the role of ‘leader’ to younger teammates.

The 31-year-old Dane was brought in as a low-cost loan in January and, along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, helped completely transform their fortunes.

“My history is pretty clear, I need to feel there is confidence in me and have always repaid coaches who gave me consistent playing time,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Friday November 6 2020
Kjaer: ‘Milan defeat can be useful’

Simon Kjaer explains Milan’s defeat against Lille and admits it could serve as a wake-up call for the team.

The Rossoneri ended a 24-game unbeaten run against Lille on Thursday with a 3-0 home defeat in Europa League.

“Now we can valuate the game and learn from our mistakes,” Kjaer told Sky Sport.

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Wednesday November 4 2020
Kjaer: 'Milan have done nothing yet'

Simon Kjaer says Milan ‘have done nothing yet’ and reveals how Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been helping the Rossoneri.

The Danish defender spoke at a press conference ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash against his former club Lille.

“The time I was in Lille was important for me, after a period in Germany. It was a beautiful time, my first child was born when I was in France.

“I had a great time there, I improved up a lot in two years. We had a very strong team.

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Monday October 26 2020
Kjaer: ‘feels' Milan responsibility

Milan defender Simon Kjaer ‘feels a responsibility’ at Milan and suggests his compatriot Christian Eriksen should ‘play in his position.'

The Danish centre-back is one of the most experienced players in the Rossoneri dressing room and he is feeling the responsibility for it.

"I really do and I think my experience is one of the reasons why Milan signed me,” he told Sky Sport after Milan-Roma.

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Friday October 23 2020
Kjaer: ‘Milan must improve’

Milan defender Simon Kjaer insists the Rossoneri must improve after their 3-1 win over Celtic in Europa League.

"I haven’t seen the goal we conceded on video yet, but we definitely need to improve,” Kjaer told Sky Sport.

“We score three goals as a team, we concede one as a team. I try to do my best in every game. We had a good match.

“Maybe in the second half we gave up a little but we caught it right away. We were in control, I had this feeling.

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Tuesday October 20 2020
Report: Musacchio closes in on return

Milan defender Mateo Musacchio reportedly closes in on a return to action, after a long spell out with an ankle injury.

The 30-year-old, who struggled to accept that the Rossoneri replaced him in the starting line-up with Simon Kjaer in January, has been out with an ankle injury since mid-June.

Musacchio required surgery during the summer, but Il Corriere dello Sport claims the Argentine is on the right path and should soon recover from the setback.

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Monday October 12 2020
'Kjaer and Eriksen are similar'

Christian Eriksen is ‘in love’ with football, says Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand who compares the Inter star with his compatriot Simon Kjaer.

“What they have in common is that they love to play and love the moment of competition,” he told bt.

“They are also eager to become stronger. They are grounded and excellent examples for young boys.

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