Ac Milan youngster, Stephan El Shaarawy, once again revealed his joy of opting to remain with Milan in the second part of this season as he eventually starting to get more playing time along with trust from coach Massimiliano Allegri.
El Shaarawy stated that he is looking forward to stay as long as possible with his favorite childhood club not only because the youngster feel that playing at the Rossoneri allowed him to learn from plenty quality players around him.
El Shaarawy admitted that during the time rumors highly circulating about his potential loan move from Milan in January, the youngster never had any intention of leaving Milanello as he felt that learning with the champions there would also bring him benefits. The youngster also resembles his characteristic based on his two ‘senior’ teammates, Robinho and Alexandre Pato, who does have some of the 19-years-old characteristic.
“I want to stay at Milan for some time to come. I never wanted to leave when I wasn’t playing. There are so many champions here that I was learning so much from them in training,” El Shaarawy revealed. “Given my characteristics and technique, I feel a bit like Robinho. When it comes to speed and breaking into space, I’m a bit like Alexandre Pato.”
Having been receiving quite a lot of playing time recently, El Shaarawy’s improvement didn’t really go unnoticed by Italian under 21 coach, Ciro Ferarra, who called the youngster once again albeit it was as a replacement for Fabio Borini. The former Genoa youth player has been continuously called up in every national team level and it seems only time would earn him regular place in the under 21 team or maybe even getting into Azzurri’s senior squad sometime in the future.
The 19-years-old actually have already received plenty praises from Allegri, but the tactician is trying to be careful with El Shaarawy’s future as Milan doesn’t want to give too much pressure for such a youngster. The Rossoneri apparently are trying to let the former Padova star growing in a normal way as giving plenty responsibilities in such a young age could disturb ones mentality and eventually halted his growth.
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