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Wednesday May 18 2011
Inzaghi: 'My Milan dream realised'

Pippo Inzaghi is overjoyed at extending his contract. “It's a dream to end my career at Milan and I'll catch Raul's record.”

The 37-year-old is the latest veteran to sign a new agreement holding him to the club until June 30, 2012, as his current deal was set to expire next month.

“I am happy, as it's a dream to end my career at Milan. I don't think there were any alternatives, as what happened the other day at San Siro was worth so much,” he said of their Scudetto party.

“The negotiations have never been about the economic issues, as there has always been a great rapport between us and we shared great victories.

“Everyone came together to make this dream come true of staying for another year. It's wonderful that there wasn't the slightest doubt, because we are united as men first and foremost.”

Inzaghi barely featured this season due to a devastating knee injury, but even then was considered very low on the pecking order.

“I know what my role will be and will do everything possible to help Milan win, both on and off the field,” he told Milan Channel.

“I have two months to improve over the summer, so I hope to be ready for pre-season training and to catch Raul's record.”

It has long been a battle between SuperPippo and Raul for the title of top goalscorer in European club football, but the injury and Schalke's passage to the Champions League semi-finals sent the Spaniard out in front.

While Inzaghi and Alessandro Nesta have signed new contracts, Andrea Pirlo looks certain to walk away.

“Everyone knows what Andrea has given to this club and we will all miss him, but this is life and we must accept these things. I wish him the best and appreciate Andrea as a player and a man. He will never feel like an opponent.”

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