Undoubtedly one of the standout performers last night against Milan, it is clear that Kwadwo Asamoah is enjoying a new lease of life since returning to the starting line-up in recent weeks.
His ability to burst forward and willingness to track back in an unfamiliar left-back slot has been one of many plus points in a switch to the 4-2-3-1 formation favoured by Bianconeri coach Massmiliano Allegri for the latest victories over Lazio and the Rossoneri.
Here’s what the Ghanaian had to say about the so far successful tactical change, among a host of other topics, today to the Sky Sport cameras.
Having fun with new formation
“It’s new to us, but it’s working well. We enjoy an excellent understanding across the field and we’ve been very effective in attack and defence.
“If I had to pick an area where I think we can still improve, it would be to stay on our toes throughout the entirety of games. In the Champions League we’ll be taking on teams of serious quality up front and it only takes a moment for them to punish you if you’re not 100% on your game.”
Attentions turn to Serie A and Sassuolo
“We played well on Wednesday in what was a crucial match for us against Milan. Going all the way in the Coppa Italia is one of our objectives after all.
“Now we’re back to league action this Sunday and, if you want to win the Scudetto, you have to play very well away from home too. Sassuolo are an excellent side with several young, up and coming talents.”
At your service, Signora
“I’ve played in many roles, ranging between midfield, the wing and now at full-back. I just try to give my absolute all and I’m happy to help the team out in all areas of the field.
“I’m feeling in good shape and working hard every day in training, which has allowed me to regain a great deal of strength and confidence since returning from injury.”
“He’s a great guy and it’s a pity he’s not here anymore, but I wish him all the best in his new adventure with Marseille and to see him soon.”