Sergino Dest, who has signed a contract with new club AC Milan, has opened up about his move to Serie A after a quick transfer that no one expected. Having lost his place under Xavi Hernandez at Barcelona, the Dutch-American full-back has been looking for a club to race into in normal minutes of play, and hasn’t hesitated to respond. Rossoneri a call.
“It all happened very quickly, in just one day. I had to make a decision in a hurry and change my life, my team, my country and my culture. I love Milan, it is a club I always wanted to play with when I was young. I am happy and honored to start playing for this side, I will do my best.”
The winger is eagerly looking forward to the new season, with a chance to contribute to a potential second successive title for Rossoneri.
“I never played in Italy, but I watched some Serie A matches. It is a high level tournament and we will face excellent teams, but we have the Scudetto on our chest and we have to keep it for next season as well.”
He also highlighted his favorite position on the pitch.
“At Ajax, I starred as a winger and as a full-back. Moving to the more defensive role was a good idea because it allowed me to show my qualities in both phases. I have good resistance and can cover the whole loin. For me, full-back is the most suitable role, both on the right and on the left. This helped me become a professional.”
Dest also evaluated the legends who played for Milan, noting two of his favorite Brazilian icons.
“Many champions have played here, but Ronaldinho was the best for me. It was a pleasure to see him. I really like the Brazilians who spent time here in the past. That group included Kaka, Ronaldinho and others. I was almost obsessed with them, I always watched them.”
The dist can make for him Rossoneri For the first time in the first Madonnina derby of the season on Saturday, as Milan welcome Inter Milan as hosts at the San Siro.