Romagnoli: “It is an unforgettable moment, we deserve to be Champions, I went through a lot but I never gave up”

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Alessio Romagnoli and celebrating after winning the Scudetto at the end of Sassuolo-Milan at Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore on May 22, 2022. (@acmilan.com)

Alessio Romagnoli lifted the Scudetto high above his head, in possibly his last match for the Rossoneri.

The Captain of Milan had the honor of lifting the Scudetto last night, as the Rossoneri won the league for the first time after 11 extremely long years.

The 27-year-old center back had a complicated year, where he was mostly on the bench, and now he’s at a crossroads with a contract expiring next month.

“I think it’s deserved,” Alessio told MilanTV on the Mapei pitch after winning the game.

“We’ve been suffering for many years and now we enjoy it to the end. I take this opportunity to thank everyone, it’s an unforgettable moment. I don’t know what I’m going to do in the future but in the meantime I’m proud to be part of this team, we were the strongest and we proved it.”

Milan players celebrating at the end of Sassuolo-Milan at Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore on May 22, 2022. (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)

In another MilanTV interview, Romagnoli said: “It’s great; Milan have been waiting for this for 11 years and it’s an indescribable feeling, it’s been 7 years more for me… I’ve suffered a lot but now I and we have done well to win.”

On the group: “We knew this was a good group, we are strong and nobody let us down. We knew it from the start. We have a really strong group, even though we have many youngsters. It’s an incredible group. We deserve to be Champions.”

On Milan’s style: “We play a more European style of football. More European, so more 1v1 and we have a lot of the pitch to defend. That was the most significant change.”

Milan fans celebrating after winning the Scudetto at Piazza Duomo. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

On not playing a lot this season: “You need to be professional, whether you’re playing or not, I’ve had a few problems this year because I was out for a few months with a thigh problem, I went through a lot but I never gave up. It’s the perfect response to some maybe justified criticism, which there has been, but we’ve all had an exceptional season.”

On the turning point: “I think the turning point was the second Derby game, we were in a difficult situation for 70 minutes, we were 1-0 down and could’ve conceded another but we fought until the end and deserved to win. I think that gave us the confidence to fight until the end.”

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