Dalot has been ever present in AC Milan’s Europa League campaign during his loan from Manchester United, and has outlined his Champions League ambitions.
Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has outlined how he is improving under head coach Stefano Pioli during his loan spell with AC Milan.
Portuguese full-back Dalot was sent to the San Siro on a season-long loan with his opportunities at United expected to be limited.
And the 21-year-old is enjoying his time with Milan, who are the surprise early pacesetters in Serie A ahead of Inter Milan and Juventus.
Dalot has only played 20 minutes in the Italian top flight, but has been ever present in the Europa League, having started and finished all five of Milan’s games so far in the competition.
And he says he is benefiting from a tactical education under his boss Pioli
“Having a coach close to the player always trying to teach and explain is great. Our relationship is not just manager-players. This helps me to improve.”
Dalot was speaking ahead of Milan’s win over Celtic on Thursday, which ensured qualification from Group H to the knockout stages.
But he is targeting the Champions League with the Rossoneri two points clear at the top of Serie A ahead of their game away to Sampdoria on Sunday night.
“We have a very good philosophy in terms of daily work at this club,” Dalot added. “We think game by game, then we will shift our attention to the next game. This is the right mindset, and with it we can achieve great things this season.
“Milan is a big club, they are known for playing at the highest level of football, the Champions League, it’s a goal for us.
“Hopefully, with the right attitude, we can put Milan back to the top of Europe.”
Dalot, who was brought to United by Jose Mourinho in 2018, said he was coping well to life in Italy, which he said was similar to his native Portugal.