On the eve of the last 2016 International Champions Cup match between AC Milan and Chelsea, both managers talked to the press at US Bank Stadium Tuesday evening.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte hinted once again that American defender Matt Miazga could be shipped off on loan to get playing time and experience.
When FiftyFive.One asked about the US international, Conte responded, “He’s a young player, he has a good technique and I think that he is working very well under the physical aspect, but the tactical aspect he can improve a lot and I think that he is improving with his work.”
“I think in this moment of his career it’s good if he plays to improve. To grow in experience to improve. You can improve if you play every game or a lot of games during the season. But he is a good guy and I am very happy about him.
Earlier in the week Conte said that he would look at all his players in the preseason and then make a decision about Miazga.
Miazga will be competing for playing time with Gary Cahill, Michael Hector, Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, and Kurt Zouma.
Conte also said that it was fantastic to play against AC Milan in US Bank Stadium for the first time. “The pitch is good. The stadium is fantastic – wonderful. For me, for the players, we get to play here for the first time, so we are very pleased to be here and play in this institution with such a great atmosphere.”
New AC Milan’s coach Vincenzo Montella said that he is looking forward to this coming season and hopes to create a unity where both team and players have a good understanding of each other. “We all have the same thoughts for success and we hope to proceed together with teamwork bringing myself and the team on the same level.”
Both teams conducted a light workout on the field Tuesday night in front of a small handful of Chelsea supporters who paid extra for the experience.