Real Madrid forward Brahim Diaz completed a season-long loan deal to AC Milan and will be looking hit the ground running with a new challenge.
In an interview with Milan's official TV channel, Diaz opened up on the new move and what he hopes to achieve in the new season while lauding Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane for having faith in his abilities.
“I’ve been coached by the likes of Pep Guardiola and Zidane and I know that both of them played in Italy," he said.
"Zidane was very good to me at Real Madrid and spoke highly of Italy and the Serie A, he loves the city of Milan.”
“My first impression as a Milan player is a very good one, you can tell how big this club is in Italy," Diaz said on his move.
It’s a privilege being able to play for this great club with such an amazing history behind, it’s an honour to be in this great team.”
The 21-year-old also touched on playing alongside Theo Hernandez who previously played for Madrid, further citing that it would be an honourable reunion.
“I haven’t had the chance to talk with Theo yet but I’m sure that he will welcome me because he’s been a Real Madrid player and he knows what that means.
"Now he also knows what the adaptation process looks like and I think it will be easy for me because the group of players here is amazing.”