Daniel Maldini assures his father, Milan director and club legend Paolo, is ‘demanding, but only to the right degree’ after the teenager got his debut Serie A goal.
The 19-year-old had quite an afternoon at the Stadio Picco, as it was his debut Serie A start and he scored the opening goal in the Rossoneri’s 2-1 win over Spezia.
He became the third generation of Maldini to score in Serie A after father Paolo, who was in the stands as Milan director, and grandfather Cesare.
“I am very happy, it was such a strong sensation. Fortunately, we brought home the three points, I still need to let it sink in,” Daniel Maldini told DAZN.
He has no shortage of people to give him advice, including his father and coach Stefano Pioli.
“I was told yesterday that I’d be in the starting XI and was shown some set play routines. There was tension, but my teammates really helped.
“Pioli really motivates me and gives me a lot of advice. So does my father, he’s demanding, but only to the right degree. He is first and foremost a Dad.”
Growing up as part of a Calcio dynasty also means he knows so many others in the sport, as DAZN pundit Massimo Ambrosini was reminiscing about throwing the young Daniel into a swimming pool during their summer vacations.
“They were good times! The current times are even better…”
Maldini a Dazn: “Devo ancora realizzare, è stata un’emozione fortissima. La squadra e il mister mi aiutano tanto” https://t.co/mAnUyvDgPj
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