Paolo Maldini, technical director of AC Milan, assured Wednesday evening on Italian television that he had never been “concerned by the discussions” concerning the launch of the Super League. The Italian club was one of the twelve founders, before withdrawing.
You can occupy one of the most important positions in a club and not know what is going on there. While AC Milan was one of the twelve rebellious clubs and eager to launch the Super League, before dissociating itself from the project on Wednesday, its technical director Paolo Maldini made a surprising revelation at the microphone of Sky Italia.
Asked a few minutes before the start of the Milan-Sassuolo meeting (1-2, 32nd day of Serie A), the legendary former Italian defender assured that he had never been told about the launch of the controversial competition.
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“This competition went against the fundamentals of sport and football”
“My family represents the C1? I would like to clarify that I was never concerned by the discussions concerning the creation of the Super League, explained the Rossonero of 52 years. I learned it Sunday evening like all of you. been decided above. ” Before continuing, addressing his supporters but also more broadly to all football fans: “Even if I was never concerned, I find it normal to apologize to the supporters of Milan and those around the world . This competition went against the fundamentals of sport and football. “
On Wednesday, the Lombard club had justified its defection in a statement by ensuring that it had listened to “the voices and concerns of fans around the world”. “AC Milan must be sensitive to the voice of those who love this wonderful sport. We will continue to work hard to provide a sustainable model of football,” the club concluded in the Champions League seven.