Nigel De Jong Still The Best Milan Has To Offer

Amongst the many disasters of Milan’s 2013/14 campaign, a hero emerged for the Rossoneri. Nigel de Jong marshaled the midfield with defensive ability and passion not seen since Gennaro Gattuso graced the pitches of Italy in a red and black shirt. The Dutchman was a rock in Milan’s frighteningly poor defensive group of players, and saved the club from humiliation countless times. His intimidating presence and enormous strength made him seem like he was in fact three players working as one to stop play after attacking play.

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