Pippo Inzaghi concedes his knee injury was devastating at the age of 37, but he has faith. “I struggled to accept it, but I will celebrate again.”
The Milan hitman is out for six months after damaging knee ligaments against Palermo on November 10.
He will go under the knife in Barcelona with specialist Professor Ramon Cugat over the next few days.
“I will face this challenge the way I always took on my injuries. I struggled to accept it at first, because I was going through such a good period of form, especially after the brace against Real Madrid,” he told Milan Channel.
“At the age of 37 it is a tough blow, but I want to return and I will celebrate again. I thank everyone for their affection and I wanted to personally read all the messages of support from the fans.
“I told my teammates that I want to come back for the final game and celebrate something important. Their support really moved me.
“I will really miss the atmosphere of the squad, as I see such a positive attitude. My teammates are strong and we are so eager to conquer an important trophy.”