Diogo Dalot is desperate to exhibit all of his qualities while on loan at AC Milan from Manchester United.
The 21-year-old sealed a temporary switch to Serie A towards the end of the summer transfer window, after finding opportunities difficult to come by under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s arrival to become first-choice right-back at United made it tough for Dalot last season, as did a number of injury issues. But the Portuguese full-back is determined to take his chances at Milan, though would not be drawn on the possibility of staying long-term in Italty.
“When you play at an important club, you take away a lot of experience. I hope to bring everything I have learned here. Milan and United are two great clubs,” he told Sempre Milan. “You can always improve. I’m a player who really likes to work and try to improve. I’m trying to keep my qualities, I want to keep this mentality.
“When one knows that something is wrong, he has to work to improve. I know I have to improve in defence and also in attack. This is the right place to do it. Here is the right mentality, I just have to keep working to improve myself. I hope to become a complete player at Milan.”
On his future, Dalot said: “When I signed for Milan, I had great motivations. I only think of Milan now, my head is 100 per cent here and I hope to do great things, achieving all our targets.”
Asked if he is willing to play in other positions for Milan, including left-back or on the right wing, Dalot added: “Of course, I’m ready to play in other roles too.”
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He then addressed AC Milan’s victory over rivals Inter in the Milan derby on Saturday. Dalot missed the game but could soon make his debut for his new club.
“Going to the stadium I was speechless, I saw many fans supporting us,” he said. “We heard the roars after the goals and they waited for us even after the match. I hope to see San Siro full of fans soon.”