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Sunday January 26 2014
They said what?!

Clarence Seedorf treats the Milan Plague, Alessandro Matri goes from one curse to another and Dani Osvaldo has special rules in Susy Campanale’s quotes of the week.

“If there is an illness within Milan, then I bring the anti-virus.”

Clarence Seedorf compares Massimiliano Allegri to The Plague

“Seedorf’s intention is to be like an English manager.”

We hope Alessandro Costacurta didn’t mean David Moyes

“What did I say to Allegri? ‘Goodbye.’”

Mario Balotelli could’ve just shrugged, so really Max ought to be honoured with that verbose farewell

“Southampton Football Club has today suspended striker Dani Osvaldo for two weeks, following an incident at the club's Staplewood training ground. The club has taken swift and proper action for what it considers a breach of the conduct expected of its players.”

To be fair, head-butting a teammate is entirely expected for Dani Osvaldo...

“Throughout Inter's long and storied history, the club has always stood for integrity and honesty.”

Erick Thohir probably hasn’t heard about Christian Vieri suing the club for tapping his phone and having him followed by private detectives

“For Inter the negotiations were not concluded.”

Director general Marco Fassone had his fingers crossed behind his back

“In the history of football, when a player empties out his locker, it is evident a transfer has been completed. Vucinic emptied his locker.”

Or Beppe Marotta could just have created a new euphemism

“I wouldn’t say Inter are unreliable, but they are lacking in a professionally serious attitude.”

Marotta found a phrase even more insulting than ‘unreliable’

“The Italian Cup seems the best route to qualify for Europe next season.”

Mauro Tassotti takes the Rossoneri to Plan B

“We pose questions to President Moratti, to turn the spotlight on a company that is being run without any common sense.”

The Inter ultras asked an expert in running a club with no common sense

“I’ve had a target on my back from the day I first began coaching.”

Walter Mazzarri uses it to help strikers practice in training

“We were missing someone like Alessandro Matri. We hope his muscular problem isn’t too serious, otherwise it would be ludicrous.”

Vincenzo Montella allows Matri to shake off the Milan curse only to dive straight into the Fiorentina one

“Many try to imitate my style, but I want to say one thing – I’m the best in the world. In my role, no one defends like me or scores as many goals as me.”

Arturo Vidal is also the most humble man on the planet

“I apologise to the team and to the fans of Lazio. I was thrown a scarf, and only afterwards did I see that there was an insult on it.”

At least Michel Bastos got right into the spirit of the Roman rivalry

“Philippe Mexes has many qualities, a few defects, but then we all have defects.”

Some people can’t draw, others can’t sing, while Montella notes Mexes can’t defend properly

“Playing at 40? I still feel young. Whatever your age, it all depends on what you do with it and how you deal with it. If you’re satisfied with yourself, it’s easier to always do your best.”

Javier Zanetti really needs to write a self-help book, or launch a line of male cosmetics. Possibly both.

“During times of difficulty, Balotelli struggles to accept any kind of criticism.”

Zvonimir Boban could’ve just said ‘at all times’

“I have to thank Parma, my teammates, the Coach, the fans and the people in the city for putting up with me in everything that I do. I know that I made them a bit angry recently, but I always find a way to make life more difficult for myself. I’ve got to stop complicating things that way!”

Antonio Cassano’s first step to recovery is acknowledging he has a problem

“I’m no good at promises! I never keep them.”

But there’s still a long way to go before eradicating the Cassanate...

“I am happy to play for Italy and cannot see myself in a Brazil jersey.”

Neither could any of the Seleçao Coaches, Thiago Motta

“I invite the four or five snobs who always insult Franco Brienza to just stay at home.”

Stefano Colantuono slams the Italian equivalent of the prawn sandwich brigade – the mortadella army

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Have your say...
Milan should have bought a prolific CB during the transfer window but with the introduction of Honda and Taarabt, Seedorf will do better with a 3-3-1-2 formation...Forza Milan Ankasa. 1
on the 31st January, 2014 at 10:26pm
Milan will come back stronger under current coach CLARENCE SEEDORF
on the 26th January, 2014 at 9:31pm
Moyes is Scottish, but it was a good one.
on the 26th January, 2014 at 11:58am

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