Thursday, May 21, 2009

We All Want Ancelotti To Stay At Milan - Paolo Maldini

Milan captain Paolo Maldini talked about the team's season and coach Carlo Ancelotti.

AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini will play his last game at San Siro this coming Sunday in what will undoubtedly be an emotional occasion. However, the Rossoneri should not get too distracted as they are still not completely sure of avoiding the Champions League preliminaries after last weekend's defeat at Udinese, which handed the Scudetto to bitter rivals Inter.

In their last two matches against Roma and Fiorentina, they will want to avoid any slip-ups like last season, when a defeat away to Napoli in the penultimate match of the season saw them miss out on the Champions League.

On Milan's season, Maldini said to Mediaset, "We have finished the season well, we were 14 points behind Inter and but we obtained eight victories and two draws in our last 11 games. We have 12 points more than last season, and we have the best attack. There are some positive aspects.

"Sure, Inter deserved to win the Scudetto. I think that we would've been competitive without the injuries to [Alessandro] Nesta, [Gennaro] Gattuso, [Kakhaber] Kaladze, [Christian] Abbiati, and [Marco] Borriello. With two or three purchases we can aim for great targets."

On coach Carlo Ancelotti's future he said, "The whole environment supports Carlo. We have won a lot with him and our quality of life with him has been great. We've reached three Champions League finals, winning two, those are great results. However, to go forward, all three components have to agree: the players, and we want him to continue, the coach, and the club."

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