Joe Avicolli Date: 7th August 2014 at 8:28pm
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AC Milan forward Jeremy Menez has revealed that he’s very fond of Pippo Inzaghi and insists the coach played a big part in persuading him to join the Diavolo this summer.

The 27-year-old, who arrived at the Rossoneri from Paris Saint-Germain in June, admits that he has been enjoying his time with the Serie A side thus far and has confirmed that he already shares a great relationship with Inzaghi.

Menez spoke to AC Milan’s official website about his admiration for the tactician, while also commenting on his unwanted ‘bad boy’ image and how he got along with his coaches at PSG.

“It was tough being out of action but I feel fit now. I am ready to do everything I can,” said the former Roma man.

“I met Inzaghi in Ibiza and he convinced me straight away so I chose Milan. I feel a great understanding with the coach, I cannot fail because he is giving me so much, and I would give anything for him.

“I already knew what Inzaghi was like as a player, he had so much charisma and was very determined, just like now.

“The fact that I’m a bad boy, excuse the term, is not true. People have a false image of me and I want to prove that I’m a quiet person on and off the field. I was young at Roma and made two or three mistakes and I realized these mistakes.

“[Carlo] Ancelotti? A fantastic person for me, he was like a father to me at PSG. The best coach I have ever had, I hope to be coached by him again.

“I do not know why it was so difficult with [Laurent] Blanc. Unfortunately, when a person does not like you that’s it. Choices must be respected, but I could not wait for the season to finish.

“Perhaps I am a bit guilty too. The fact is that when I feel confidence I can do everything but I did not feel that from him.”

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