Saturday May 21 2011
Inzaghi: 'Leonardo got it wrong'

Pippo Inzaghi looks back over his Milan career and reveals “Leonardo got it wrong on an interpersonal level, unlike Massimiliano Allegri.”

Tactician Allegri won the Scudetto on his first attempt, whereas many have a poor memory of Leonardo after he moved to rivals Inter.

“Leonardo got it wrong on an interpersonal level. He did the exact opposite of Allegri, who connected with the players and was very smart to earn the faith of the squad without storming in to mark his authority.

“The most important thing for a manager to do is get the players on his side, as that brings you to success.

“The tactician I am closest to remains Carlo Ancelotti. We won so much together, although all my Coaches gave me something special.”

Inzaghi was one of the many players out of contract, but has signed a one-year extension and will likely hang up his boots next summer.

“My motivation to keep on playing comes from the fans, as to hear an entire stadium chanting your name after six months out is worth everything to me. I don't know if I'll fully recover from this injury, but their affection gives me strength.

“I am looking ahead to my career and if I can stay at Milan in some capacity, it would be better. I know that if I wanted to become a Coach next season, I could begin training,” he told Radio Uno.

The veteran hitman will also be a spectator for the Champions League Final between Barcelona and Manchester United.

“I love beautiful football, so obviously I will be cheering on Barcelona.”

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