Friday July 24 2015
Abate: ‘Milan for life’

Ignazio Abate reveals ‘my intention is to end my career at Milan’, and hopes to play against Real Madrid.

The Italian international signed a new contract with the Rossoneri last month, which will see him remain at San Siro until 2019.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to renew with Milan,” Abate said in a Press conference on the pre-season tour of China.

“My intention is to end my career at Milan, but in football you never know. My plan is to end it here, where I matured.”

The Diavolo will play two matches in the Far East, a derby with Inter on Saturday, and then a tie with Real Madrid on July 30, the latter of which Abate hopes to be available for.

“I’m feeling better physically, yesterday I started running, and I’m following my program. We’ll evaluate things day-by-day.

“I hope I can play a part against Real Madrid.”