Paolo Maldinidirector of the technical area of Milanspoke to Sky Sports before the Champions League match with Dinamo Zagreb: “Can this philosophy lead us to be permanently in the Champions League final? I said that maybe we are not ready to think about reaching the final this year, but I said that dreaming is still a duty. Milan is a team that the other big players would not want to face, even if the investments are not equal to the top four in the Champions League. “
IDENTITY’ – “It is more complicated in Europe because the level is raised. Compared to last year we have more awareness, players who have grown by a year and those who have played at a certain level know that an extra year at that age makes a difference” .
MARKET – “I am very happy with the transfer market we have made. Clearly the objectives change along the way. I think the team this year is stronger than last year”.
LEAO RENEWAL – “We have already started talking for a long time, with Rafa, with Bennacer and with Kalulu. All renewals can be simple or complicated: the will of the player goes a long way, because the will of the club is there.”.
WORK AS A MANAGER – “In the stands you suffer more than on the pitch. I can’t sit still. I ask Massara about things during the game and he doesn’t answer me (he smiles, ed). I really struggle, but you get used to everything”.CopyAMP code
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP, EVEN CHANGE OF STRATEGY? – “Go ahead with limited budgets or is it possible extra budget? Go beyond your means, no, but Milan’s chances will be higher already this year and next year, we will have higher revenues to invest in the team. The difficult job was done, naturally to go and compete for the cup it takes something else. It’s almost a mathematical calculation. Out of 16 teams qualified for the round of 16 they had higher revenues. Dreaming is a must, otherwise I would not be here and I would not have done what I’ve done in my career “.