Maldini: “I really have to congratulate the guys, the great thing is it’s in our own hands, there will be a lot of pressure on us but we will handle it”

Paolo Maldini talking to MilanTV at the end of Hellas Verona-Milan at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on May 9, 2022. (

Paolo Maldini spoke after Milan beat Hellas Verona last night, as they make one step closer to the Scudetto.

The Rossoneri beat Hellas Verona 3-1 away from home last night and they are now +2 from Inter with 2 games to go until the end of the season.

It was another huge performance from Milan, who went behind but overturned the result with goals from Sandro Tonali and Alessandro Florenzi.

“In this crucial moment, with so much enthusiasm around us, the important thing is to try to give a sense of calm,” director Maldini told MilanTV at the end of the game.

“As opposed to the match against Lazio, we began very well this evening and dominated the opening 20-25 minutes. It looked like we’d taken the lead too but we were unlucky to see it ruled out for a very marginal offside. Then, after falling behind, if you’re not ready, it can spark a crisis. When there are so few games left and you can see the finish line, if the team isn’t mature enough to react in the right way, they could start to struggle to find the right distances and possibly lose their heads too, so I really have to congratulate the guys, who did everything that was asked of them. I also have to say that those who came on also helped to spur the team on.”

“The finish line is close? The great thing is it’s in our own hands. Our games won’t be easy, I watched Atalanta today, they are still alive and kicking and still aiming for Europe. They’re a team full of high-quality players but we’ll be playing at San Siro; the stadium will be full, there will be a lot of pressure on us but we’ll handle it just fine.”

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maldini (anagram for di milan (of milan)) , leading and guiding milan to glory and trophies since late 90s. whoever bitches about him is NOT milanista