AC Milan youngster eyes playmaker spot
He hopes to improve his abilities by studying teammates Massimo Ambrosini and Riccardo Montolivo.
Cristante turned 18 on Sunday and signed his first professional contract until 2018 the very next day.
“My preferred position is playing in front of the defense,” he told Milan Channel. “Although it is hard as the team revolves around you.”
“Training alongside great champions will always help a youngster to grow. I look to people who play in my position like Ambrosini and Montolivo – I try to steal their secrets and tricks.”
Adriano Galliani has made it clear that Bryan Cristante will be a part of the first team squad next season.
“You have to have a certain physique to play against adults, but I’ve worked hard on that and I’m happy,” he continued.
“Now comes the hard part. I need to start working really hard to show how good I am amongst the older players.”
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