Published On: Tue, Mar 5th, 2013

AC Milan youngster eyes playmaker spot

AC Milan youth player Bryan Cristante aspires to occupy the playmaker role for the club in the future.

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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- AC Milan fan living near Brighton. Big advocate for Financial Fair Play and Youth Development in football. Write for both Forza Italian Football and RealMadridNews.com. Began my fascination with football as a teenager and was primarily attracted to the sport by the exploits of Ronaldinho. Have since become a great lover of Calcio and the gritty defensive side of the game which is totally undervalued. Began supporting AC Milan in 2009 and have branched out into other leagues. My favourite player is Paolo Maldini. You can follow me at @mercutio156 on Twitter.

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