Milan goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu reveals he studied Lautaro Martinez to be ready for the Inter penalty save and was congratulated by Mike Maignan.
This is the first penalty that the Romanian has saved in Serie A and proved decisive in the 1-1 Derby della Madonnina draw, but he failed to keep out the opener from his former Rossoneri teammate Hakan Calhanoglu.
“I studied Lautaro carefully with the staff, as he is the first choice penalty taker. As for Calhanoglu, I knew him well already, the trouble is that he also knew me!” the goalkeeper told DAZN.
First-choice goalkeeper Maignan was seen in the stands celebrating the spot-kick save with the other injured Milan players, including Alessio Romagnoli and suspended Theo Hernandez.
“I do everything I can to continue like this. Maignan celebrated because he knows what it means for a goalkeeper to save a penalty. We get along very well, since he arrived at Milan, I tried to help him settle, especially as I speak French.
“He had a great start to the season, then got injured, I have always trained hard to be ready when the club needed me and the moment came.”
🤯 Ciprian Tatarusanu, we are not worthy. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/TvzjeUkVnZ
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