Sunday July 14 2019
Sheva: Maldini & Boban 'guarantees'

Andriy Shevchenko feels Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban offer ‘guarantees’, a new San Siro is needed and Krzysztof Piatek deserves to be Milan No 9.

Shevchenko gave an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday about the new-look Milan, where he was also asked about Marco Giampaolo’s suitability as Coach.

“The club’s mentality hasn’t changed, Maldini and Boban offer guarantees. They’ll do well,” opined the Ukraine CT.

“Paolo is growing as a director. There’s a lot of expectation, but I believe Paolo and Zvone will bring Milan back where they once were.

“I see a lot of clarity at Milan right now. I’m happy for Paolo, Zvone and also Paolo’s son, who was called up to the first team.

“San Siro will be missed by all of us because it’s wonderful, but if everything goes the right way then we’ll have a more modern stadium nearby.

“It’s an important step for the club’s economic strength. Things build over time and I’m not just talking about the team.

“Giampaolo seems like a man with strong ideas, like the Milan directors. Giampaolo is a Coach who can achieve great results through play.

“He makes his mark and is prepared: I believe he was a good choice. Gattuso carried out his duties and grew with the team. He has a path [in management] ahead of him.

“Piatek certainly deserved it. The way he came to Milan, his instinct, the important goals he scored...

“He made a great impact and now it’s right that Kris also takes responsibility for such an important shirt.

“It’s not just a matter of wearing certain shirts. The history of Milan itself is beautiful but, at the same time, difficult to wear on your skin.

“This is demonstrated by the attachment of the fans: results haven’t been the same as before, yet I saw thousands of people flock to Milanello for the first day of preseason. They’re incredibly passionate.”

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