Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani admits that he watched with horror as his club almost threw away third place in Serie A.
The Diavolo looked like they would be overtaken by Fiorentina last night as they trailed Siena, only to score twice in the last 10 minutes to ensure Champions League football next term.
“I’ve been to hell and back,” the official stated after the 2-1 win. “Six minutes from time we were out of the Champions League.
“It looked all over when Massimo Ambrosini was sent off, but no one takes a penalty like Mario Balotelli…
“We played poorly against Siena, but finishing third was fundamental for us.”
Galliani was also inevitably asked about the future of boss Massimiliano Allegri, a man linked with a move to Roma.
“He still has a year left on his contract so we have time to sit down and talk,” Galliani commented. “Over the last three years here, Milan have collected more points than Juventus.”
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