Monday November 19 2012
Abbiati cools talk of Milan rift

Christian Abbiati insists that there is no breakdown in his relationship with Adriano Galliani after the official criticised the Milan ‘keeper.

Galliani was caught on camera screaming obscenities towards the goalkeeper after he conceded a soft opening goal in the 2-2 draw with Napoli on Saturday.

“As far as I am concerned, nothing has happened,” the Italian noted. “I didn’t even know about it until Galliani phoned me.

“I know that Galliani loves me and we have a special relationship. He told me that it was all forgotten after just a second.”

Galliani was left furious after Gokhan Inler’s strike caught out the former Torino and Juventus shot-stopper.

“I’ve seen that shot again 100 times and every time I don’t know how I wasn’t able to stop it,” Abbiati continued.

“I was a bit too far to the left, but the ball changed direction. It was a bit like what Andrea Pirlo used to do to me in training a few years ago.”

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