Wednesday May 21 2014
Zambrotta: 'Ibra-Allegri fight!'

Gianluca Zambrotta reveals Massimiliano Allegri and Zlatan Ibrahimovic “almost got into a fist-fight” at Milan.

The 2006 World Cup winner gave several interviews promoting his new autobiography, ‘Una vita da terzino’ – ‘Life as a fullback.’

Zambrotta had very harsh words for ex-Milan Coach Allegri during the presentation and blamed him for their current problems.

“I didn’t have problems with Allegri the first year, but the second we lost the Scudetto due to mismanagement of the locker room.

“You need to have all the players working in your direction to win, but instead in a decisive game he clearly said that even if he only had 14 players, it’d make no difference. So what about all the others? That’s when we lost the Scudetto.

“I looked Ibra in the face to ask, what is this man saying? Another time after losing 3-0 to Arsenal, Allegri said: ‘Well done lads, it doesn’t matter.’ That was not a great move. Ibra was furious and they almost got into a fist-fight in the locker room.”

Zambrotta was also asked about his Italy experience and advice for the upcoming World Cup squad.

“I talk about my three World Cups and three European Championships. Obviously the principle focus is on the 2006 tournament,” he told TuttoMercatoWeb.

“All I can do now is wish the lads and Coach Cesare Prandelli all the best. It won’t be easy, but Italy have the quality to finish in the top eight. The World Cup is always a special competition, very different from the others.

“Even the opponents who on paper might seem weaker can still cause you trouble. Obviously, in Italy’s group on paper England seem to be the most important challengers.

“Ignazio Abate and Mattia De Sciglio are promising players who are very hungry for success, so I hope they can win an important trophy with Italy the same way I did.”