Wednesday February 2 2011
Milito is always looking to improve

Inter striker Diego Milito says the secret to his success is a desire to always improve.

The 30-year-old Argentina international was named Serie A Player of the Year last month.

He was instrumental in Inter's treble-winning season, scoring in the Champions League Final.

Interviewed on FIFA's official website, he said: "Every goal has a special place in my heart.

"Obviously some are more important for the team than others, like goals that win cups and championships.

"One that I like to think back on is the goal I scored in the 1-0 victory over Siena. It was a very tense, tight game and that win secured the League for us.

"There's also the goal I got in the Final of the Coppa Italia in Rome, and the brace I scored in the Champions League Final in Madrid.

"They were both difficult and very different to each other. I think the second brought it home to us that we'd won the cup, or as good as won it. That's why I felt a sense of release when I was celebrating it.

"It felt so amazing to be so close to the title, and it was a feeling I'll never forget. Every time I look back on that Final I realise just how much I enjoyed it from start to finish. And that's just the way it should be."

Reflecting on his career, Milito said: "The big thing you learn is that you have to keep on believing you can improve your game.

"You have to keep working day in, day out on the objectives you set yourself. That said, it's not easy to stand out from the crowd because there are an awful lot of obstacles that can come into play along the way.

"I know a lot of really good players who didn't make it, sometimes through no fault of their own."

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