Adriano Galliani said after the 4-0 win over Palermo that ‘should this be our last match, it will remain in the minds of the fans’, insisted ‘we made good moves in the market in the summer’ and talked about the future of Gerard Deulofeu.
After the disappointing 1-1 draw with Pescara last week, Milan returned to San Siro and returned to winning as they didn’t find life against Palermo too difficult on Sunday afternoon, beating them rather comfortably 4-0.
With the club possibly being finally sold at the end of the week, this match could’ve been the last time Galliani steps into the Meazza stands as the CEO and Vice President of Milan as if the takeover takes place, he’s almost guaranteed to leave as a new CEO – Marco Fassone – and DS – Massimiliano Mirabelli – have already been selected.
“We played a great game, especially in midfield. The game starts from there and when you play well in that part of the field the rest is easy. Kucka played a great game,” Galliani told MilanTV at the end of the encounter. “We should have been more clinical because goal difference could matter in the end. We’re still disappointed with the result at Pescara, but it’s fine also this way.
“We did well today and we are happy: I spoke with the President, and should this be our last match, it will remain in the fans’ minds. Everything changes in life. In 31 years, we have brought Milan to the top of the world. If the club changes ownership it’s going to be a radical change, but what the Club has achieved under Berlusconi’s presidency can’t be forgotten. Tomorrow I’ll have lunch with him.
“We played a great game. The goal of Suso is a gem. Let’s enjoy this Suso. I remember that he only cost us €300k [he arrived in January 2015 from Liverpool]. This summer we made good moves in the market. Jose Sosa has always had a great foot and he’s showing it, often only his errors have been highlighted. Many players are doing really well: Pasalic, Kucka, Deulofeu.
“Many things have been said about our work, it would be nice if sometimes someone would admit what you see on the pitch. Calabria? I like him a lot; he is a full back with great quality and he crosses really well. I have been following him since he was in the youth sector, I’m really pleased with him.
“Gerard Deulofeu’s future? I haven’t had the chance to think about his future because most probably I won’t be the one to manage the club’s transfer market. I can, though, say I have spoken with Barcelona’s management but I won’t tell you what they said to me… [smiles].
“Inter? It was like going back to the 90’s, everyone was waiting to hear what was happening at Crotone. It doesn’t happen that often that you play at the same time as Inter, but today it happened. Should the club change ownership next week, I’ll watch the derby on TV. I’ll always stay a Milanista.”