"We knew we had a goalkeeper with great potential in our hands but this last year at Milan, he has grown even more. He is doing very well with the Rossoneri shirt on."
"In the derby, he has once again proved his worth. But even last year his saves contributed to AC Milan's Scudetto victory. I'm happy for him because he continues to show a great desire to win. Even in this he is not a goalkeeper like all the others."
When Maignan first arrived at Milan...
"The first year, at the beginning he struggled a bit to understand Italian football. It took him a while to adjust. But now with an extra year of experience, knowing the opponents, knowing the players, I think he can have even more confidence in his means."
Dida on the Milan team:
"This Milan, with young talents, still has a lot of quality to express. If they succeed, it will be difficult for everyone to deal with this team. Even more difficult than it is now. In Europe, however, a bit of personality is lacking but the team will gain even more confidence going forward. The Champions League is completely different from the Italian league. You need to have a different mental approach."
Dida on Charles De Ketelaere and the comparison with Kakà:
"It is too early to say, he has just arrived in Italy and must have time to get used to Italian football. A football different from all the others. It takes a period of acclimatization to demonstrate his qualities. We must not be in a hurry. He has a bit of Kakà's shots, but it's not easy to make comparisons with Ricky because he has shown his great qualities right from the start."