Sunday May 1 2011
Galliani: 'At worst we're second...'

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani is clinging to superstition. “At least we have second place under lock and key.”

The Rossoneri need only one point to be sure of the Scudetto after today's 1-0 win over Bologna.

“I don't like making predictions,” said Galliani. “There are some good opportunities in the next three games, but seeing as I don't know the future, I'll say that at least we have second place under lock and key.

“If Inter get nine points and we need one, then we'll see what happens over the next few weeks.”

The Vice-President thanked President Silvio Berlusconi for an intensive transfer campaign that brought in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho, Antonio Cassano, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Mark Van Bommel.

“Berlusconi decided to invest a lot of money. Milan could've started the season with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Marco Borriello, but the President was fantastic and his financial efforts have brought us to this stage.

“He also reiterated that commitment in January. We knew that we were targeting the Scudetto this season, which is why we bought Cassano, Van Bommel and Urby Emanuelson in January despite the fact they couldn't play in the Champions League.”

It will also be the first major silverware in the career of Coach Massimiliano Allegri in his debut San Siro campaign.

“I used to watch his Sassuolo side play good football, just like his Cagliari. Don't forget Arrigo Sacchi had never managed in Serie A, while Fabio Capello was a newcomer to the bench and Leonardo was a technical director.

“It takes a little imagination and that's what we do here at Milan. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.”

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