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Tuesday October 2 2012
Inzaghi: I miss San Siro

Former Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi has admitted he misses playing for the Rossoneri, after retiring from the game in the summer.

The 39-year-old forward, who scored over 100 goals for the San Siro club, has conceded that he still yearns to play for Massimiliano Allegri's side, but did acknowledge that he is enjoying his current position as Milan Youth Coach.

“I still miss San Siro,” he told Spanish newspaper El Pais. “I knew it would be tough, but only when you stop and look back do you realise what you've done.

“People still stop me on the street and thank me for what I did at the club, and for that I am grateful.

“But I am living this new adventure now. It is nice to teach the kids, watch them grow day by day and to see them learning from what I have taught them. For me it is a great responsibility.”

He also revealed why he decided to call it a day, despite still scoring goals even at a late stage in his career.

“I had some offers, including one from Granada, whose President came to meet me. But this opportunity at Milan was too big. Milan is Milan. I left scoring a goal at San Siro, and that was emotional for me.

“I had the opportunity to continue at the club with the youngsters, so it just seemed right to quit. I could not stay in Italy and wear another team's shirt. And if I'd have gone abroad, I would have had to leave my family.

“As it is, I have stayed in Milan, and can go out without having to watch what I eat!”

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