Massimo Ambrosini is confident that Milan can form a united squad after so many of the club’s changing room leaders left the outfit.
Ambrosini signed a new one-year contract at San Siro in the summer, but the likes of Pippo Inzaghi, Gennaro Gattuso, Alessandro Nesta and Clarence Seedorf opted to leave.
“It will be a different year for everyone and when you change some disruption is normal, but this does not rule out the creation of some new chemistry,” he stated on Monday.
“We must try to stay together as much as possible and we must try to pass on the values of this club to the new arrivals.
“There is a stimulus to do well and we must all contribute to make sure that we, as a team, are competing at the levels that we should be.
“And last season should teach us a few things – we must start the new campaign again as individuals and a squad with the intention of learning from our mistakes.”
Ambrosini is now one of the older elements of the group and he’ll again be handed the captain’s armband when named in the side.
“It is a motive of great pride for me to be the Milan captain for one more season,” he commented.
The 35-year-old midfielder has been at Milanello since 1995 after a switch from Cesena.
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