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Sandro Tonali has admitted that his return to the San Siro with Newcastle for the Champions League opener against AC Milan has given him “a lot of emotions”.
The 23-year-old Italian midfielder was unexpectedly sold by the Rossoneri at the start of the summer mercato, joining the Magpies in a deal worth over €70 million. Speaking to Sky Sports Italia via TMW, Tonali explained what it’s like to return to the San Siro with Newcastle. “It’s been a very long journey and being here gives me a lot of emotions, I’ve played many games and remember all of them. I’ll have to separate these emotions from the match. These are difficult emotions, because this is the team I support and the team that gave me the opportunity to grow. It will be difficult to see the stadium full… that will be the strongest emotion. Because the stadium helps you. But there will be many aspects, the coach, former team-mates. It will be a full day.