Wednesday January 4 2012
Nesta won’t quit just yet

Alessandro Nesta will turn 36 in March, but the Milan defender has insisted that he intends to play on for at least one more season.

The World Cup winner has had his injury problems over the last few years, but he’s rubbished talk that he may hang up his boots in June.

“I have no intention of quitting just yet,” the stopper told the Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday. “I don’t have that desire.”

Nesta, who joined the Rossoneri in 2002 from hometown club Lazio, signed a new one-year deal with Milan in May.

The veteran played a part in the club’s Scudetto victory last season and he’s sure that more honours are on the way.

“I’m convinced that Milan will win something important again this season,” Nesta continued.

“We are the favourites to win the Scudetto and we would be favourites in the Champions League too if Barcelona weren’t in it…

“We have Zlatan Ibrahimovic who, like Lionel Messi, is an extraordinary player and one who can draw three opponents away on the field of play.”

Milan are joint top of Serie A with Juventus and will face Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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