“Paolo Maldini and Milan, Van Basten the greatest of all. I’m telling you about Buffon, Lloris, Baggio and Zidane…”

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Adriano Galliani, CEO of Monza and former supervisor of Milan, launched this assertion at the Sport Festival in Trento:

On Allegri: “I like him lots. Allegri got here to Milan and received the Scudetto and the Italian Super Cup. Four out of 4 have at all times certified for the Champions League. Then he went to Juventus and received 5 Scudetti. If issues will not be going properly now, perhaps it isn’t his fault only a coach. I’ve a idea: sport is cyclical, first you win lots and then there are occasions when you do not win. It has occurred to everybody, from Real to Barcelona, ​​​​​​from Milan to Inter “.

On Giovanni Galli : “He arrived simply after we purchased Milan in 1986. He was an awesome goalkeeper who had the alternative to have an incredible protection in entrance of him. It have to be mentioned that when you get a couple of photographs on purpose. it’s not simple for a goalkeeper.”

On Sebastiano Rossi: “Mentally he was the strongest fighter we have now had. Everyone I discovered a brand new guard, however in the finish he performs. He was very sturdy in the head.”

On Dida: “I usually go to observe the Champions League penalties in Manchester in 2003. Dida saved three. After the cup victory celebration, I seem at the desk with the physician and inform him. that occasionally I noticed the maturity of Sheva and I used to be afraid that he was fallacious. Do you know what the physician informed me? That I used to be irreversible (smile, ed)”.

On Gigio Donnarumma: “He gave us the final prize of Berlusconi’s time in Milan, saving Dybala’s penalty in the Italian Super Cup. If he arrived in Milan, I thank Mauro Bianchessi. One day he involves my workplace saying that we must always have performed it. although he signed with Inter. In the finish we managed to catch him, he was 14 years outdated and at 16 he made his Serie A debut. Last 12 months he was voted the greatest participant in the European Championship.”

On Buffon: “We tried in each technique to get him from Parma, however his mom did not need it. Buffon may have reached Milan when he was 14, we have been very near getting him.”

On the goalkeeper: “I took Lloris, he additionally signed a contract. As quickly as we offered Abbiati to Palermo he’ll arrive. Abbiati, nevertheless, didn’t wish to go to Palermo and subsequently skipped the whole lot.”

On Tassotti: “Tassotti was superb. We conceded two objectives at San Siro in the European Cup, each on the left. On Tassotti’s facet we did not concede a purpose, it was very troublesome to overlook him”.

On Paolo Maldini: “Paolo is AC Milan, his father was AC Milan too. It’s superb to assume that in 1963 Cesare Maldini lifted the European Cup in England and 40 years later Paolo did the similar in Manchester. It’s only one factor. this did not occur anyplace. When we bought to Milan,Paolo was about to complete his profession.His father Cesare helped his agent.He informed me that he cannot take Paolo to Milan.We collected shirt quantity 3 that he may be.He wears it with one of his kids.I hope that someday Daniel,Cristian or son Paolo’s nephew will put on that shirt”.

On Maldini as supervisor: “Milan had two figures: me and president Berlusconi. I provided Paolo all different positions besides mine, of course and he at all times refused. I provided him totally different positions, however he did not deserve him. Maybe. it is higher that he arrived later, m “In life there’s a proper time to succeed in a spot. Paolo exhibits that he’s an awesome chief. There is nice love between us”.

On the nickname Condor: “I do not know who gave me the nickname, perhaps Nesta or Leonardo. In the summer season of 2021 the final contract that was put was for Luca Marrone. He did not make all of it 12 months, however in further time Pisa simply bought him himself. This 12 months we took Izzo, we put a contract at 19.58. They name me the Condor as a result of I shut the final shot”.

On Baresi: “Farina did lots of issues that did not go properly, however he may have offered Maldini and Baresi and he did not. Baresi received the Scudetto for the stars, he stayed at Milan in the 80s when Milan went twice in Serie. B, he did not wish to go away. In right now’s soccer issues this could’t occur. In these days you weren’t afraid to lose different gamers.”

On Ancelotti: “He was superb on the pitch, he performed 5 years in an incredible means. Sacchi satisfied me and Berlusconi saying that the knee may be cured, however not the head. So we took him from Roma and for five years he confirmed that he’s an incredible participant and individual. Then he began teaching two years in the past at Juventus the place they completed second and for that reason they known as him a failure. I chat with Carlo on Saturday Torino-Milan. I ask him if he had already signed with Parma, he tells me that he would have signed on Monday. Let’s go to Turin and lose 1-0, Inzaghi missed a penalty in the minute 90. Braida and I’ve determined to get rid of Terim, we inform Berlusconi. We wish to take Ancelotti. The subsequent day we’re going close to Parma to Ancelotti’s home, we informed him that he cannot go away us. So he signed and eight good years began from there. I do not forget that after Kak completed his first coaching, he sings the cellphone. I, Carlo, requested me the place we took him. We have been already n di 10 winners like Rui Costa. Mi chi favored a bit of when Kaka arrived and he informed me to go away as a result of Kaka was too sturdy”.

On Ancelotti’s final cellphone name: “I known as him on Sunday after Monza-Juventus, we talked lots. He needed to play the Madrid derby at 9pm. I requested him if he was fearful, he mentioned no, he was fearful about Monza, however since he received he was calm. Ancelotti is aware of to calm not solely the gamers, but in addition the managers.

On quantity 10: “I’m telling you this about Baggio: he got here to us in 1995, however I already had a contract in 1990. It’s a remorse. He arrived in 1995, I’m sorry that I misplaced 5 years. of Baggio in Milan.. Gullit was the second participant than quantity 10. Ronaldinho? I beat him once I see him. He had limitless class, he and Ronaldo used to see them in coaching. Dinho, like many Brazilians, was very fond of overseas issues. A clear workforce. Ronaldinho is nowhere to be discovered. We additionally had Rivaldo, one other nice participant, however he additionally cherished the good life. ”
On Zidane and Dugarry: “We had Savicevic. Berlusconi, occasionally speaking to Braida, informed him that he went to Bordeaux and took Dugarry as an alternative of Zidane. But we had Savicevic. I inform you this about Zidane: Real requested us for Sheva in the previous. , however Berlusconi refused and went to Turin to get Zidane”.

On Van Basten and Pippo Inzaghi: “Pippo is the solely participant in the world who shot a meter from the purpose and scored together with his head. Pippo is the strongest man in the world. He did not have the expertise of different greats like Van. Basten, however he was loopy. He is aware of all the actions of the defenders, Pippo is totally different from Ronaldinho and these individuals. From outdoors the field he did not rating, however he was very sturdy together with his head and that is why he scored. lots”.

On Van Basten: “He is the greatest participant we have now had”.

On Pato and Tevez: “Don’t ask me about that… (smiles, ed)”.

On Dybala: “I by no means checked out Icardi, when Dyabla actually needed him in Monza. We spoke to his agent who was at my home. We adopted him and appeared for him, however he mentioned no. I attempted. I spoke to him. His agent and I informed him that we wish to see him when he comes from Miami, however didn’t open the door to Monza.”

On Milan-Monza: “From San Siro to Duomo to Monza takes a very long time. My love for Milan has not modified, I nonetheless take pleasure in it lots, perhaps an excessive amount of. I’ll at all times be in my place at San Siro. I’m an enormous fan. of Monza and Milan as a result of the 31 years of Milan won’t be forgotten. I at all times ship three little hearts to my associates on Whatsapp: one white, one pink and one black. Sunday he was at San Siro in Milan-Napoli, Rossoneri. he did not need to lose”.

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