Alessandro Nesta has confirmed that he wants to see out his professional playing career with Milan and in a ‘dignified manner’.
Speaking to Forza Milan magazine, the 35-year-old Rome-born stopper made the declaration when reflecting on how he sees himself winding down after 19 years at the top.
“I want to end my career in a dignified way, preferably with Milan. Here the level is high and you play every three days. Maybe I will cut back on the commitments, once a week may prove enough.
“Staying in Milan for 10 years was my goal - my family is settled, we’re fine here.”
Nesta joined the Rossoneri in 2002 from Lazio. Between these two clubs and combined with 10 years spent with the Italian national team, the defender has won 19 trophies.
“Football is my life - when I eat I even watch it on television. Aside from the injury problems, I am happy with my career, football has given me everything. I have taken a lot of satisfaction.”
The No 13, whose contract expires next summer, is currently recovering from a thigh injury and will return to action in the new year.
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