Pippo Inzaghi played his first game since November and insisted: “I want to end my career at Milan.”
He had been on the sidelines since snapping knee ligaments against Palermo on November 10, but came off the bench to a standing ovation for the final minutes of tonight's 4-1 win over Cagliari.
“I have to thank the Coach, the club, my teammates and the fans for making me feel like I'm almost a football player again this evening,” said the striker.
“I already learned earlier today with those thousands at Piazza Duomo that the Milan fans are unique and amazing.”
He is one of the veterans whose contract expires at the end of the season, so it could well be his final game for the club.
“I hope to remain for another year, as it would be a shame to split up now after forming such a wonderful emotional bond.
“I have a very good chance of staying, as it is not an economic problem, because Milan have given me so much.
“If we have the usual connection and mutual respect, then I will continue playing with this jersey.”