SILVIO BERLUSCONI has said the decision about Seedorf will be taken when the season ends and has tips for Balotelli.
Berlusconi has owned the club since 1986 but many people believe, especially following the disaster that is the 2013/2014 season, that it’s time for Silvio to sell the club as he seems to be reluctant to spend big to get Milan back on course.
The Rossoneri are unlikely to be in Europe next season and will be looking to start from Zero for the third straight season next year as they will also most likely have a new coaching staff. Berlusconi is less than happy with the state of his club.
“I did not expect to lose against Atalanta,” Berlusconi told SportMediaset on Monday. “I suffer, like all the fans. But I suffer more than them because it’s me who puts up the money. But I remind everyone that we have had years of extraordinary success and we are still the most successful team in the world and we are already working on building the future Milan.“
As a matter of fact the Rossoneri are not the most successful team in the world these days as they has 18 international titles (same as Boca Juniors) while the Egyptian club Al-Ahly have 19 international trophies. “We will put this season behind us,” he added. “The future of coach Clarence Seedorf? We will decide at the end of the season after the last game of it. The way Milan are playing? I’m not satisfied with how Milan are playing. Not at all. Therefore we have to reflect upon this fact.
“Mario Balotelli? He has extraordinary potential. Against Atalanta he hit the post with a fabulous shot and he was unlucky. He should, however, learn how to play as a center forward because we all agree that he is one. But he hasn’t learned how to play as one yet. I’d like to meet him one day and ask him a few questions. I would ask him: ‘Mario, do you go out to play to win or lose?’ And he will say ‘to win’. ‘And do you think we need to score goals to win or not’? And he will say ‘to score’. ‘And do you need to shoot at goal to score or not?’ And he will say ‘to shoot’. ‘And in order to shoot do you need to stay close to the goal or not? Be next to the goal? Then why do you play in our midfield in some matches?’ Hopefully Mario will learn.”
Berlusconi, a former Prime Minister, has talked several times about Milan in recent days and it appears that some changes are bound to happen there soon. The coach is almost certain to be replaced with also Tassotti’s future being unclear.