Maldini: “The thought was to shut Leão’s renewal earlier than the World Cup however it was not doable, we’ll have an opportunity to speak with Bennacer, Ibrahimović…” | Rossoneri Weblog

Frederic Massara, Paolo Maldini and Stefano Pioli throughout coaching at Milanello. (

Paolo Maldini has obtained an award for his work as we speak and commented on the way forward for some gamers.

Maldini, along with Frederic Massara, as we speak gained the Greatest Director of Sport of the 12 months of the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai. Afterwards he gave an interview to Sky, as reported by

“The award is a satisfaction. I’m not a Director of Sport, my function isn’t one that’s current in all groups, it’s related partly with that of the Director of Sport and partly with that of the Head of the Technical Space. A special function that I’ve sewn a bit on myself and after 4 years I’m very completely satisfied to be right here on this new chapter of my life.”

On Ibrahimović’s phrases that he needs to proceed to play and on his return: “That’s what he instructed us. We renewed his contract with a transparent excellent.  The objective is to have him with us for the Dubai coaching camp and hopefully on the pitch in January.”

On his function as a father and on younger guys: “There are emotions and there are emotions… there are additionally careers and careers, it’s not the identical for everybody. For me and I believe additionally for my two sons there was huge strain; I’ve by no means felt the lightness of a younger man who doesn’t really feel the accountability. We additionally want to know younger individuals, we can not base it on what our expertise has been, every of us lives it in our personal means. We’ve got to adapt what our experiences have been to trendy occasions.”

Paolo Maldini throughout coaching. (

On the Scudetto battle with Napoli like years in the past: “I bear in mind it properly, these have been nice years for Calcio. We had an incredible group, they’d Maradona and different nice Champions. For us it was the start of 25 years of success and now there will be this conflict. They’ve overshadowed every little thing the opposite groups have accomplished as a result of we – having solely 2 factors fewer than final 12 months and having cross the Champions League Group Stage – discover ourselves 8 factors behind a group that actually did an unbelievable first a part of the season. Nice credit score to them, we all know we can not surrender. We can be there till the top and we’ll see: every little thing is of their palms and this can be a nice benefit, however the league could be very lengthy.”

On the renewals of Leão and Bennacer: “We’ve been speaking about this for months, if not years. When the time comes we’ll meet and when there’s a determination to be made then we’ll make it. Now we’re making predictions… the concept was to shut earlier than the World Cup, particularly for the gamers who went to the World Cup; on this case for Leão however it was not doable. With Bennacer we’ll have an opportunity to speak to him and his brokers in today.”