The young defender has been a revelation this season.
âI like to see Mattia play,â Maldini told Milan Channel. âI like the way he pushes forward and goes up the wing, plus he has the advantage of being able to play on the right or the left.
âHe certainly has the Milan style and is the right face for Milan. He can improve physically, but at his age I too wasnât fully developed in my musculature.
âI think Mattia does have to improve on one aspect of his game. Itâs all well and good that heâs such a polite young man, but with the ball he must have more of a sporting âkiller instinct.â Itâs purely a sporting term, of course.â