The Rossoneri manager praises Hernandez: “Nobody has his ability to finish and his propensity to assist”

    Paolo Maldini and Theo Hernandez: a feeling born immediately and continued over the years. The Rossoneri manager spoke to MilanTv about the Frenchman, his heir – with due proportion and caution – on the left side of Milan’s defence: “If Theo plays a third of his games for Milan, he beats me in terms of goals scored, this is very clear – says Maldini -. I’ve never been a striker. If he were to surpass me I’d be happy, because I’d enjoy those goals. Theo is a very particular full-back, what he does is done by no one else, above all for his ability of finishing, of serving assists and of coming onto the pitch. He has revolutionized the modern idea of ​​the role”. Where can it improve? “The first year seemed to wait for the 70′ of each game to make these sprints that have something incredible, especially if you consider that the finalization or the assist come after 70 meters of running with the ball at his feet”.

    Theo and Pioli’s advice

    Theo himself also spoke on the official Rossoneri TV, now engaged in the World Cup. And he returned to the goal against Atalanta, which is very important for the 2021-22 Scudetto: “I was only looking at the ball and the goal. When I arrived in front of the area, I looked, I shot and I scored. Pioli tells me to I like going forward and that’s what I like. The full-backs are more attackers than defenders: I like this, even if we have to defend first and then attack. Celebrating a goal in front of the Curva Sud is beautiful.”