Ivan Gazidis sent a message to the team before their first match at San Siro.
Milan return to San Siro tonight when they take on Cagliari (20:45 CET). And so CEO Ivan Gazidis, who is still away in the United States getting treatment after being diagnosed with throat cancer, took the opportunity to speak directly to the squad through a video call.
Gazidis spoke the players and to coach Pioli and his staff. He reassured them about his health and told them that the therapies are proceeding well.
ANSA reported some of his statements to the squad: “You are a team to be proud of, which has always shown great quality. But above all, which has shown a spirit of unity and a special will, which consolidate the strength of the group and allow it to overcome all challenges.
“It will be an incredible emotion to see the fans again tonight in a full San Siro, albeit with a reduced capacity. I will not be able to be with them physically, but the passion and enthusiasm that binds us will overcome any distance. It will be a great show, in which I’m sure everyone will respect the health and safety procedures. A beautiful evening in which there will be no room for disrespectful acts and behaviors – also on social media – which have never part of the Milan style.
“Our strength always comes from our unity and ability to support each other, like a family. A feeling that I have personally perceived in recent weeks. Because this is, and will always be, Milan.”