CU: Since he’s come here, he’s aggravated me. CU: Every single minute since he’s been here, he’s complained.
PH: I know, I know. EA: What is your favourite formation? Episode 7
AC Milan Masterclass RB: Thanks for sending in your videos. Here at Tango Squad FC, we’re still on the lookout for a goalkeeper. We’ve selected you both as the two best goalkeepers. Now it’s your chance to stake your claim and give your all. CU: This is your chance to become a part of Tango Squad FC. RB: Come on, guys!
LL: Thanks, Ricky. CU: Goalkeeper, Lorenzo. Back three, Jack, Mostafa and myself. We’ll have a midfield four, Leon on the right, Mark and Ehsan in the middle, Mickaël on the left. Carlos, you’ll play number 10. CU: Then we’ll have two up front, Victor and Riccardo. Let’s go. LL: Let’s go, guys! JO: Enjoy it, optimism, smiles when we score. Have fun! CU: I don’t need to be getting told what to do.
PH: Chinz! CU: Since he’s come here, he’s aggravated me. CU: Every single minute since he’s been here, he’s complained.
PH: I know, I know. JD: Stop, kick it out. MG: Big man! PH: If he says something, just take it.
MG: Why are you telling me that like you’re a ******* and things like that? PH: It doesn’t matter, just focus on your game. EA: Come on, guys! Well done, well done. Good passing.
BN: Pass, pass, pass. Keep it simple. JD: Yes, Carlos! RB: Good job!
VB: It was easy just to pass the ball. RB: Since you’ve both been great we’ve decided to have a penalty shootout competition to decide who’ll be picked. Whoever saves the most will get into the team. Penalty Shootout JD: Man’s got eyes! BN: Bomberman! Crazy guy.
JD: Let them know! JD: Mickaël, that hurt me. PH: Oh my days! JD: How is he meant to save that? BN: We’ve got a new goalkeeper! RB: Congrats, Matteo! You’ve been chosen to be a part of Tango Squad FC. You are our keeper now. RB: Well done, Lorenzo. You were unlucky. But there might be another chance. ML: Don’t play games, bro. RB: We are here in Milan, in my city. I’ve lived here since I was born. I started playing football at the local church. I would play with my friends every afternoon in the street, sometimes we would even play in car parks. We’d get hurt sometimes but we couldn’t stop playing. I was lucky enough to take part in a tournament for adidas, the Tango League. Playing in the street with my friends helped me with the Tango League. I was elected MVP and had the chance to join Tango Squad FC, which is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me, because it has allowed me to play with great champions and professionals. And for a young person like me, that’s amazing. Now that we are in Milan, I like showing my team around and giving them a taste of what it means to live in Milan. It’s really cool because they did that with me in their own cities and now I can do the same. LD: Who’s this?!
EA: Hey Riccardo, what’s going on? LD: Chinz, where are you? Capitano! Boss!
MY: Boss, boss! Chinz! LD: Where are we going to eat now? You know your city.
RB: Pizza! ML: Pizza? Yes.
LD: Yes! MY: It’s good! Casa Milan FB: Welcome, I’ve heard about your journey in getting here and how you’re having a wonderful experience in Italy. Now we will go into the museum where we will see the history of this club. MY: Wow! EA: Which year did you win the trophy?
FB: One, two, three! EA: Three Champions League titles?!
FB: Yeah! RB: Which was the most exciting Champions League final you played in? FB: The first one, because the club hadn’t won the competition for 20 years. FB: Tomorrow is going to be another very beautiful and important day. You will have the opportunity to see the warm-ups up close and to see the players train at Milanello. Milanello
AC Milan Training Center RB: I think we went into the last match with the right attitude. We started it off nicely, we put some pressure on the opponents. EA: Which player stood out for you? LD: I have to honestly say that I thought Brice was very strong. He played very well in the left fullback position. And Mickaël as well, he was very strong when dribbling. EA: We’re a team, we’re actually a team. Everyone is at home on and off the pitch. RM: Time for a warm-up? A little warm-up, together? RM: That was a bad ball. RM: Move, move, move! MA: I was very excited to come here for the first time to Milanello. Not to mention playing with professionals such as Montolivo, Calabria and Cutrone. Link-Up Play RM: You always have something to learn. I’m 33-years-old, but still have a lot to learn. You are young, so always pay attention to the advice your coach gives you. MA: You’re not going to score past me, Patrick! Told you! RM: Go on, Giac! RM: You always have something to learn. Work hard and train hard. And then it’ll happen. AC: There were some great players there but the one that stood out to me was the attacker (Mickaël). He has great technique and is in great shape. Also the goalkeeper who looked good between the sticks and is very talented. RB: When you prepare for a match, do they show you all the videos in detail? AC: So they show you a general video of the team: how they play, what they mainly do. Then they show you the videos of the set-pieces, and then you can ask to see a specific video of a player that plays in your area. RB: Cutrone gave me the best advice because he plays in the same role as me so we understand each other. Striking session with Cutrone PC: What I can suggest is, first of all, to be persistent and focused in order to give more power to the shot. Especially in the air, you have to say to yourself ‘I have to be the one who gets that ball.’ Always remember that. MA: I am very excited to be a part of Tango Squad FC. I am very happy about it and I want to thank all of my team-mates. RB: Matteo has definitely been the right choice, he’s proved his worth, he keeps improving and has made some great saves that have allowed him to stand out. LD: I have never seen such an amazing free-kick master in real life, right in front of my eyes. It was really incredible to see how he approaches the technique. Free-kicks with Hakan RB: Nice one, Teo! LD: Can you talk me through your technique?
HC: Hit the ball right here. HC: Try and get under the ball, you know? So you can curl it as well. HC: When I’m far away then I try and hit the ball well. I try and get it up to three metres. And then I just try and hit the ball from below. You know what it’s like, right? EA: Knuckleball. LD: Training with the professional players of AC Milan was very nice, especially with Hakan Çalhanoğlu. He’s like myself, Ehsan, or Musti, because he comes from Germany and he’s street like us. MY: I liked the drill for the defenders. Defensive pressure with Calabria MY: I had to get close to the striker really quickly to try and disturb them. With the help of the AC Milan defenders, they explained to me how I should position myself. AC: Very good! DC: I have to say I have seen a good team, you have quality and individual potential. AC: I hope you can keep having fun doing what you like. Congratulations! MA: Today I had the opportunity to play with AC Milan players for the first time. AC Milan has an incredible history and is one of the most important clubs in the world. RB: It’s always an amazing opportunity to play alongside great champions. ML: F2FC, you’re going to face us. It’s going to be difficult for you. Come, we’re waiting for you. LD: What are you doing? Hey, bro! MA: One, two, three! Finished!