Brahim Diaz insists AC Milan must aim higher than just securing Champions League qualification in the 2020/21 season.
AC Milan announced the transfer of Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid on a dry loan last week.
The Moroccan-Spanish winger struggled for minutes throughout his one-and-a-half year spell at Santiago Bernabeu, playing merely 21 games in that period, which prompted him to search for greener pastures.
The 21-year old impressed during his first two matches, friendlies against Monza and Vicenza, in his new colors. He scored once and set up another for one of his new teammates during Milan’s 5-1 hammering of Vicenza on Wednesday.
Milan were able to earn qualification opportunity to Europa League by securing a sixth place finish in Serie A last season and are expected to book a place in Europe’s premier club competition in the next one.
Brahim, however, has raised the bar of expectations higher at San Siro.
“It’s an enormous pleasure to play for this great and historic Club. The thing I’ve been most struck by is the stupendous welcome I’ve received from the fans,” he told during his official unveiling on Saturday.
“AC Milan are ambitious and don’t just have the objective of qualifying for the Champions League: the Club wants to win again. We have many objectives, but what counts are the results we achieve.
“[Sandro] Tonali’s arrival, Ibra [Zlatan Ibrahimovic] and [Samu] Castillejo remaining here… the signs are encouraging.”