Kjaer: ‘Milan aim to improve and win games’

Milan defender Simon Kjaer said it was ‘a pleasure to play with’ Matteo Gabbia against Brescia and hopes to build on the great run with a win in the first competitive game against Shamrock Rovers on Thursday.

The Denmark international said the preparation has been ‘strange’ but looks forward to ‘improve and win games’.

“I was happy to have been called up to the national team and I was happy when I returned here too,” he told Milan TV.

“This year’s preparation is strange.”

The Rossoneri concluded the preparation with a 3-1 win against Brescia and Kjaer praised his colleague Gabbia, who stepped up in the absence of Alessio Romagnoli in the heart of the defence.

“Knowing the automatism for the central defenders is important and it’s a pleasure to play with him,” Kjaer added.

The new season starts with the qualifier against Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League and the 31-year-old hopes to see the Diavolo continue to build on their great run from the end of 2019-20.

“Our target is to improve further and win games, starting on Thursday.”

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