Friday, February 13, 2009

Maldini Wants To Win His Last Derby

Sunday's derby will be remembered for many reasons, none more so that for being Maldini's last...

Milan legend Paolo Maldini has sensationally revealed that this weekend's Derby della Madonina will be his last. The defender was virtually admitting that he will finally hang up his boots at the end of the season.

The 40-year-old will turn out for Milan this Sunday in what will be an emotional night for 'Il Capitano'. The game will also represent a chance to make up for lost ground on league leaders and bitter rivals Inter.

Maldini is proud to have played in so many derbies over the years and he still harbours hope of lifting the Scudetto at the end of term.

"It will be my last derby on Sunday," Maldini told Il Corriere Della Sera.

"With the return fixture list, every game against every team will be my last. It does make me feel proud.

"My dream is to win my final derby and this is the only thing that matters to me. A win will help us [Milan] rekindle our hopes to win the Scudetto."

Maldini has played over 50 derbies for the Rossoneri during his career and he holds the all-time appearance record in the fixture.

The legend will be hoping his last derby ends with something to celebrate as his side continue to fight for honours this term.

Salvatore Landolina,