AC Milan shotstopper Mike Maignan was pleased with his clean sheet for their 0-0 draw against Real Madrid.
Maignan savee Gareth Bale’s penalty kick to maintain the preseason friendly result.
“It was a friendly but one like a Champions League game, as we faced a Champions League opponent. It was a very intense game, we weren’t able to score from our chances, but we didn’t concede either and that’s very important,” Maignan told Milan TV.
“I’ve started speaking Italian daily, I can understand all the instructions that I’m given, which is what really matters. I’ve been training for two weeks, three games so far and I’m feeling better with each passing week.
“Last season, the team qualified for the Champions League deservedly and now we are getting ready for that competition but first we need to get ready for the league. Game by game, we’re getting there. Today I saved a penalty, I helped the team which is the most important thing.”