Brahim Diaz hopes to inspire him to wear the number 10 shirt at Milan to shine in the new season, and this shirt has been worn by many of the club’s legends in the past.
The Spaniard spent last season on loan at AC Milan from Real Madrid, and extended his temporary contract for another two years in July.
Diaz received the number 10 shirt after the departure of Hakan Calhanoglu after the expiration of his contract with the club to join rivals Inter Milan.
This shirt was previously worn by Roberto Baggio, Ruud Gullit and Gianni Rivera.
“I didn’t waste this opportunity, it’s a number that needs leadership, but I’m not afraid of pressure, it gives me enthusiasm and energy,” Diaz told Gazzetta dello Sport.
He added, “In the history of Milan, the legends wore the No. 10 shirt, I love these pressures and I want to take responsibility, I hope to live up to expectations and express myself in the best way.”
Diaz scored seven goals in 39 games in all competitions last season to lead Milan to the Italian league table until February, before finishing the season in second place and qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in eight years.
“It was a great season for us, the first half of the season was very good, we have to repeat the same performance this season, fight for the title and on all other fronts,” said the 22-year-old.
“It will not be easy, because we will face very strong opponents, but we have a good team, and we will benefit a lot from the experience of being at the top of the table for a long time last season,” he added.