Speaking to Sky Sport Italia in an interview, Paolo Maldini had these words to say about the Rossoneri's year:
"It's a project that was clear from the start. We didn't have the certainty of succeeding, we tried to come up with ideas. We have such a great history that the fans always expect something more, but we must forget the recent history with Berlusconi. Now the strategy is different and it is necessary to do so. It will be a little bit longer road to get back to being protagonists."
"Inter are reigning champions, they had to be included among the favourites. By losing coach Conte, Lukaku and Hakimi, someone could have foreseen a backlash, but they hired a very capable coach and they took on some high level players and the level didn't drop. We are in line with last year. I remember that at the beginning of the year not everyone put Milan in the top four. We have to realise where we started from, but this does not mean that we give up our goals, if there is a chance to win we will try to do it, it is our job."
On injuries, have you found a solution with coach Pioli?
"No, honestly no. We push the players to the maximum, this could be a reason. In the post lockdown, playing every three days, we had the same players and did the same things. From one year to the next, things can happen. But this does not mean that we do not carry out an in-depth analysis of our mistakes."