When asked how he developed his dribbling skills, the former Atalanta man laughed and said: “That is a tough one! But honestly, I think that it is a gift. I think you dribble using your technique and your intelligence.
“So, for example, if you are faced with two defenders, then perhaps you can’t dribble, or you can only play a one-two, so you have to use your head and your skills to decide what to do initially and then your next move. Therefore, when I have the ball, I think about what I can do, play a one-two, dribble, that is what I think.”