Brahim received Zidane’s blessings to shine in Italy
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It hasn’t taken Brahim Diaz long to show his various football talents in Milan.

The 21-year old moved to the seven-time European Cup winners this summer, and has settled to life in Italy with no problem at all. It’s a move which both Real Madrid and the player believed would be beneficial for his growth, with the club maintaining that the Spaniard has a future at Los Blancos.

And so Brahim, who’s on-loan for the season, sat down with MARCA to answer a range of questions:

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What advice did Zinedine Zidane give you before you left?
“Zidane was a great player and as a coach he is a winner. I have a lot of affection for him and I know that he also loves me. He has always given me good advice. He told me to be me, and to enjoy my good football.”

Why did you think this summer was the one to leave Real Madrid?
“I had a good time at Real Madrid, I ended up playing two seasons ago and then I had the misfortune that I missed the U21 European Championship and practically the entire pre-season due to injury. This year I felt the interest of a club like Milan and their affection and I decided to take the step of playing and showing my football.”

Is a future at Madrid in the back of your mind?
“Well, now I’m focused on Milan and doing my best with them. I want to do great things with this team and at this great club.”

Are teams stronger in Italian football and is it more difficult to play your style of football there?
“At the moment everything is going well. I hope that everything continues to go as it has until now, a player like me, with these characteristics, has to get the best version of himself wherever he is.

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