Paolo Maldini remains positive despite Milan’s back to back defeats and says the objective remains the same.
Milan are going through a very bad moment as they suffered defeats against Inter and Real Betis, playing very defensively in the former game and just all-around terribly in the latter match.
Many fans are calling for Leonardo and Paolo Maldini to sack Gattuso, but in the meantime there is still confidence in the 40-year-old former Italy NT midfielder.
Leo and Paolo went to visit the squad at Milanello today (Friday) and according to ANSA they showed their support to the team and have asked for a reaction of pride already starting from Sunday’s game against Sampdoria. They urged the players to not be demoralized but instead look ahead.
“We played badly in the derby, it’s true, and I understand perfectly the great disappointment for the Europa League match,” Maldini told people at an event on Friday evening, according to a report on the website of La Gazzetta dello Sport. “However, we go forward with the confidence that animated us before these two consecutive defeats, keeping in mind that we’re coming off a sixth place finish and the objective we’ve set for ourselves is fourth place, which is a significant improvement.
“Now we have two nearby matches at San Siro against the Genova sides and winning against them could take us back to the Champions League area. There’s confidence also because Milan have given demonstrations of a good game in almost all of their matches. Inter of the derby were better but Inter against Parma were unrecognizable… this is our league, even the small sides can pose problems.”
Milan are currently sitting in 12th place in Serie A with 12 points (but have a match in hand), while they’re second in their Europa League group after losing to Real Betis last night at San Siro.