“This is very important and deserved. I’ll tell you in the next few days, the first day is all a bit new. I’m a bit more mature than when I won it as a player. The passion for this sport and for Milan, it combines everything.”
When was this Milan born?
“Summer 2019, when I called Massara, Boban and some players. This year, having had a year like last year, I started with the idea of going to win the Scudetto. Now, we’re here to enjoy it.”
On the heroes of the match:
“This is my story, the Scudetto belongs to everyone, including Dani who gave an important hand.”
On how this team was born:
“You have to deal with what is right now, now you have to work your way up. The idea was that of a young, fast and courageous team. I always say that Milan have tradition and come first because they have a culture of work and defeat. It has a different balance from other cities.”
Paolo Maldini on the Scudetto:
“We believed it, it was a restriction given by the club, perhaps not buying the champions but strong players who were a bit lost like Theo and Leao. We worked on the growth of the boys. To the boys who came to my office I said that in difficult moments, championships are won with men, not with players.”
How is this team improving?
“It is an underestimated team. We are giving 100%, but we have room for growth. This must be a starting point to compete in Europe.”
When will you renew your contract?
“Today we celebrate.”
Paolo Maldini added:
“A tear? It didn’t fall but I live with emotions. In difficult moments we always lean on the family, but a thought also goes to mum and dad who would have been proud.”