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Rossoneri Round-up for 13 October: Lucas Biglia, he’s just like us! Midfielder gets ‘shy’ around Maldini

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Most of us think of footballers as a different kind of person, ones that are total professionals that don’t get intimidated by other players or former players.

Turns out that a lot of them are human, after all. Lucas Biglia, even now, is apparently still a bit “shy” around Paolo Maldini and Leonardo, and really, who wouldn’t be?

Biglia told Sky:

I have huge respect for Gattuso.

I 100 per cent have to thank for him the fact I’m still here and playing. I was lucky enough to play against him in Belgium in 2006 and to have him as my Coach is a pleasure.

I hope I can repay him on the pitch. He doesn’t give you a second to relax, he’s always behind you, pushing you to give your best.

We’re used to the Coach because we see him every day, but meeting Leonardo and Maldini is a strong feeling. Sometimes I feel shy, it’s such an emotion.

A couple of weeks ago I asked Gattuso for a photo and he told me where to go!

It’s a strong emotion, we want to hear all of their words, they give us the strength and desire to keep going. We really want to reach our objectives.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Fiorentina are weighing up a bid for Giovanni Di Lorenzo. [Viola Nation]

It appears that Mauro Icardi is on the verge of a new contract with Inter Milan. [Serpents of Madonnina ]

AS Roma women return to action against Verona. [Chiesa di Totti]

World Football Links

They did it, they actually did it. The Columbus Crew SC are staying in Columbus. [Massive Report]

England drew 0-0 with Croatia. [BBC.com]

Penn FC, my local side, appears to be staying put after the team had to “clarify” the situation with its partner Rush Soccer. [Brotherly Game]

Mexico came from a goal down to beat Costa Rica in a friendly in Monterrey. [FMF State of Mind]

PSG and Red Star Belgrade are being investigated for match-fixing after PSG’s 6-1 win earlier this season in the Champions League. [BBC.com]