AC Milan’s Brahim Diaz has said the club “have what it takes” to compete this season in an interview with Skrill News.
The young creative midfielder signed for the Rossoneri on loan in the summer from Spanish side Real Madrid.
He has featured in five of Milan’s six matches in all competitions so far, in which the team has won all six.
The 21 year old, who talked highly of the quality on offer in Stefano Pioli’s squad, said the team must “aim high”.
Diaz told us: “I am here to help the team return to the UEFA Champions League and certainly the squad is full of quality. We have young rising players who want to stand out and experienced top players with big personalities.
“There is the right mix and feeling with the coach and among ourselves. It will be tough, but we want to make it. If you wear a shirt like that of AC Milan, you must not set boundaries.”
Milan have strengthened their ranks over the summer bringing in the likes of promising Italian youngster Sandro Tonali from Brescia on loan and Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot, also on loan.
A huge coup for the club has come in veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing a one-year contract extension to keep him at the San Siro until next season.
Brahim believes the team, who are yet to concede in Serie A, has the right mentality to go on to qualify for the Champions League next season and even challenge for the title.
“We are performing well,” he said.
“The goal was to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage and we succeeded. Even in the championship we won the three matches before the break and that was another important achievement, but we know that the season is long and our competitors are well equipped and solid.
We are only at the beginning and we must not relax, we must continue to work hard and improve ourselves in pursuing this path.”