AC Milan defender Mattia De Sciglio admits he sees Paolo Maldini as a role-model.

De Sciglio has been likened to the Rossoneri legend this season.

"As soon as I started playing my inspiration was Maldini, then every player has his own style," the 20-year-old stated.

"Assistant Coach Mauro Tassotti is helping me a lot to improve in my role and I really hope to mirror the career that Maldini had."