Paolo Maldini has criticised Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri for focusing on the ‘phantom goal’ against Juventus. “It’s in the past now.”
Allegri went back on the Sulley Muntari goal that was not awarded in their 1-1 draw, as he feels with only one point separating the teams, the Scudetto could be decided by that incident.
“It was an important incident, but it is in the past now,” said former Rossoneri legend Maldini.
“In order to relax and focus on your work, you have to forget. It would be better for both sides to avoid further controversy.
“In 20 days Milan have lost two of their three objectives for the season, going out of the Champions League and Coppa Italia, but the Serie A title race is still open.
“Both Milan and Juve have a 50 per cent chance of winning the Scudetto, because slip-ups are very common this season.”
Maldini was also asked to comment on Andrea Pirlo’s rebirth as a free transfer at Juventus and the possibility Alessandro Nesta could follow.
“I never doubted Pirlo could still give a great deal, as he is a unique player,” the ex-defender told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Nesta with the Bianconeri? I don’t know, he had a lot of physical problems and I think he takes it day by day.”
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