(IN THE PHOTO: a close-up of Bonaventura) 
MILANELLO – Giacomo Bonaventura, also known as Jack, has given his first lengthy interview to the Milan Channel since joining from Atalanta. This is what the Italian midfielder had to say from Milanello: "It’s been all positive so far, it’s a fantastic environment and they’ve all welcomed me really well. I knew some of the players already as opponents. My main objective is to make myself available to the squad and I will try my best to be helpful to the side.” Asked about his best position out on the field, Bonaventura said: “Let’s just say that I can play as a wide-midfielder or as a wide forward. In a 4-4-2 I’ve played wide on the left and I think that with my characteristics I can play as a wide forward in a 4-3-3 or as a wide midfielder like I’ve said.” Commenting on the hectic deadline day move to the club, the 25 year-old said the following: “The last day of the transfer market was really intense. At three o’clock it seemed like I was going to Inter and then Verona popped up, Inter once again and then I thought about staying at Atalanta. At 20.30 the Atalanta management came to me and said that I had to go to Adriano Galliani, it was surreal, but there was a happy ending.”On his first impressions of first team coach Filippo Inzaghi: “The coach has made a great impression on me and I’m happy that Inzaghi wanted me here. However I have to thank Atalanta if I am here today at Milan.”Jack also has ambitions of making it into Antonio Conte’s Italy squad: “I’m happy to have stayed in Italy and it means that there is still hope for young Italians. Like Antonio Conte said, the national-team is open to everyone and if I do well I could also join up with the national-team. Going to the European Championships would be a dream.”Bonaventura also revealed who he looked up to as an aspiring footballer: “When I was little, I watched all the creative number tens. Football though is also about sacrifice and struggling, you have to also know how to play for the team. However, I was inspired by the creative players, I was glued to the TV to watch Rui Costa.” Looking ahead Jack said the following: “A month of big matches and excitement is waiting for us. I’m really happy with the situation and I hope to do my very best. My goals against Inter are a nice calling card. I hope to score again, I know the fans care a great deal about the derby. Physically I’m doing well, I had a very good pre-season with Atalanta. I’m in shape."