The Nerazzurri midfielder on loan at Volendam impressed Mancini during his internship: “I thought back to when I left my village at 13 and Milan seemed huge to me”
The first thought? A rebuke. “I was there chatting carefree with my team-mates. Training had just begun, we were kicking on goal, when the sporting director, Jasper van Leeuwen, motioned me to come to him on the sideline, away from the coach.” Gaetano Oristanio, a twenty-year-old attacking midfielder from Volendam on loan from Inter, runs towards the boss with his head bowed and a hurricane of thoughts. He wonders why the sports director summons him to report in the early morning. He reflects on the attitude shown during the last game and on any misunderstandings with his teammates.
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