Tuesday December 28 2010
Van Basten: 'Leo has betrayed Milan'

Milan legend Marco Van Basten thinks Leonardo has betrayed the club by joining heated rivals Inter.

Leonardo accepted the offer to replace Rafa Benitez despite his 13-year history with Milan.

Speaking to Sky Italia, Van Basten said: "It's not right to pass from one family to another. Wouldn't it be a betrayal?

"In my case, yes. I was at Milan for many years. I found myself happy. In my opinion even Inter understand this way of thinking."

Asked for his reaction to Leonardo's appointment, he replied: "It's another thing entirely. He wasn't a Milan player for so many years.

"He left with problems. I have never had any with Milan."

Van Basten then gave an insight into his own future.

The 46-year-old Dutchman has been frequently linked with the Milan job in the past.

"Last year there were rumours, but no contact. I had the ankle problem. I had an operation in September. Now I am better.

"In the future you never know.

"There is quality at Milan, but they must improve in order to become a team that wins in Italy and in Europe.

"Ibrahimovic make the difference. He has done so many times this year.

"Zlatan played in a different way at Barcelona and the relationship with Pep Guardiola wasn't good.

"He is a sensitive kind of player. He needs the support of the Coach and the fans."

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