Thursday June 6 2019
Tare: Milan interest 'positive'

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare admits Milan’s interest is ‘positive’ and that ‘anything can happen’ but expects to stay in the capital.

Milan are keen on replacing Leonardo with Tare, as part of an overhaul behind the scenes, and he reacted cautiously to reports linking him with the Rossoneri.

“Milan’s interest is positive in a certain sense,” he told Puno ne top Channel.

“You also need to know how to handle it well but, above all, I’m at a big club and in a very familiar environment.

“As for tomorrow, I can’t predict it. Lazio are a very big club, but as professionals anything can happen in our world.

“It’s part of our profession, we must maintain a balance. What’s important for me is that I’m at a big club and in a very familiar environment, which is important for getting results.

“I can’t predict the future. What’s important is the present, being happy, feeling good, being successful for my club, having the right enthusiasm and being surrounded by positivity.

“They’re some of the main things that create success. As for tomorrow, I can’t predict it because Lazio are a very big club. But since I’m a professional, anything can happen in our world.”

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“It’s not an issue of convincing him or not. It’s an issue of relationship, the prospects we can offer him,” explained the Albanian.

“Inzaghi is one of the people who have written Lazio’s history. He has a 20-year history with this club.

“On the one hand it’s easy to convince him, but on the other he must be convinced of the project.

“After a period of reflection lasting almost two weeks, we were able to make the contract renewal happn for the next two seasons.

“I believe he has unfinished business here.”

Finally, the 45-year-old was asked about his country’s decision to bring in Aquile old boy Edy Reja as CT.

“Edy Reja is the right person, at the right place at the right time, but everything is linked to results, so with the Albanian national team, who have a mix of older and younger players, his experience will probably be the key to our success for the next two years.

“Age is just a number. He’s a 73-year-old who has the life of a 40-year-old woman. He’s very energetic and passionate about challenges.

“I talked at length with him, I gave my opinion to the team and I believe that with our quality, this team can fight for second or third place in their qualifying group.”

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