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Euro Stars: Milan Škriniar (Slovakia)

Euro Stars: Milan Škriniar (Slovakia)

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Publish on 06/06 at 21:00 - E. RAZO

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As UEFA Euro 2024 draws closer, we’re focusing on a player from each of the 24 participating countries (except for France). In this latest article of the series, we’ll concentrate on Paris Saint-Germain Milan Škriniar.

The Slovakian defender wrapped up his first season in Ligue 1 after arriving in the French capital last summer as a free agent from Inter Milan. Before playing in France’s top flight, the 29-year-old began his career with his boyhood club, MŠK Žilina.

 

In 2016, Škriniar decided to venture abroad and join Sampdoria in Serie A, where he’d spend one season before moving to Inter Milan. The central defender spent seven years I Nerazzurri and left in 2023 to join PSG.

 

Last November, the PSG standout spoke to the club’s official website and compared playing in Italy’s top flight to France’s.

 

"In Ligue 1, there are a lot of strong players, quick players, physical players. That's the main real difference with Italy. In Serie A, it's perhaps more tactical whereas here there are more one-on-ones against strong players, so it's not easy to deal with."

During his first season with PSG, Škriniar played alongside Marquinhos and he spoke about playing alongside the Brazilian, who is the captain of the squad and the capital club's all-time leader in appearances with 443.

 

"Marquinhos also speaks Italian so we've understood each other since day one. For me, he's one of the best central defenders in the world and I'm not just saying that because I play with him, I already thought this before coming here. In any case, we get on really well which is a really good thing."

 

Škriniar will now look to turn the page on his first season with PSG and focus on Euro 2024 with Slovakia. The Falcons will be in Group E where they'll be facing Belgium, Romania, and Ukraine. Francesco Calzona and his team will open the tournament against Belgium on June 17th at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

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