Giampaolo Pazzini and Christian Abbiati may have played their last game for Milan at Stadio San Siro and were instrumental in Milan’s 3-0 win.
Milan are believed to be heading towards a revolution and there are many players with expiring contracts. Two of them are Giampaolo Pazzini and Christian Abbiati who yesterday played 90 minutes in Milan’s last home game of the season.
Abbiati was expected to be given the captain armband but it was il Pazzo who wore it and he played a good game in which the striker, who turns 31 in August, managed to score his 100th Serie A goal.
“100 goals in Serie A? It’s an objective that I’ve been chasing for a while! Tonight I managed it and it happened with the captain’s armband,” Pazzini told the Milan Channel after the match.
“Abbiati gave me the captain’s armband before the match and said you now have to score your 100th! To score 100 goals with the captain’s armband makes it a very special evening. My friends and family were all in the stands. Abbiati is one of the leaders in the dressing room. It was a nice gesture.
“Stephan? I am very happy for El Shaarawy. He has endured some tough months. He deserved it, he’s a good person and I wish him all the very best. I am happy to have scored, seeing as my son was also in the stands. Montolivo? He will come back strong. This has been an unlucky year for everyone, tough to experience and to play, because when the results don’t come it’s always hard.
“The future? No one has communicated anything yet to me, we shall see. Everyone knows that I am happy here. What has been said by the President Berlusconi and CEO Galliani is good because it’s only right that a club like Milan gets back to competing again in Italy and in Europe as it’s in the club’s DNA.”
Christian Abbiati also spoke to the MC after the game, revealing his plans for the future. “Future? In my 15 years at Milan this is the first where I have always been available to the coach. Physically I am fine. The club knows this and so do the coaches. If they do not renew my contract, I will stop.
“Pazzini as captain? It was a gesture, a wish that he would reach the milestone of 100 goals. I am happy for him. Tonight is a small satisfaction and we’ve won the last match of the season at home and we played very well. Hard work pays and I believe in this. If you are a professional, things go for the best.
“El Shaarawy? He did well. I congratulated him on his goals. He played well. He was determined to get back on track after all the injuries and he did very well for the team today.”