Interview with Massimmo Moratti and Adriano Galliani, Gazzetta dello Sport

Massimo Moratti shakes hands with Adriano Galliani; their relationship keeps on being a hearty rivalry. There’s admiration, respect and of course the concern that one has been able to do better than the other. On Sunday neither of the teams shined with their performance, although the Rossoneri got the points… More

Massimo Moratti


So Mourinho got angry

“With which striker though? I was discussing this with Branca earlier; he didn’t tell us anything”.


Cruz, Balotelli, Obinna: our deductions not certainties

“Why with Cruz?”

He wasn’t playing in the right place. Another deduction.

“Dunno, it’s between them. I think these problems should be sorted out at the Pinetina, without interventions from above. It’s a bit like entering the firm and finding two arguing workers: It can happen, but it doesn’t mean it’s the owner that has to solve the situation. Tactically, the player-coach relationship has to be left as it is, there are just some duties from both sides. I leave them alone, let them do what they’ve got to do and let’s see the results. Truly Mourinho is quite a character”.


Without doubt. Although if he had played Materazzi, perhaps the team wouldn’t have been so disjointed.

“Maybe he really wanted to win this match. With the extra man… It’s right to let him work in an atmosphere of trust and not with me being obsessive. There’s time for the results, sure I’m expecting him to bring some home though”.


This Balotelli seems to be slightly loosing confidence

“Well, this can happen. But I think he’s got such good qualities that he’ll come out of it at some point”.


In a recession, is it more worthwhile selling eight hundred thousand shirts than winning the Scudetto?

“For eight hundred thousand shirts I might not mind, but at the moment it’s at eighteen thousand” (Ed. Ronaldinho’s that is).


In a recession, is it more worthwhile selling eight hundred thousand shirts than winning the Scudetto?

“For eight hundred thousand shirts I might not mind, but at the moment it’s at eighteen thousand” (Ed. Ronaldinho’s that is).

Adriano Galliani


Moratti still likes to tease you.

“AC Milan is the only club in the world that has had a father and a son both lifting the European Cup as captain, and we’ve got loads of examples of loyalty. Feelings are predominant with us, but marketing is valid in all forms of communication”.


And are you going to take Beckham also to better communicate to a global level?

“Coming to AC Milan on loan for a few months was his own idea. I believe he will go back to his club, LA Galaxy, at the beginning of April”.


But do you like Beckham?

“He’s a world football icon, like Ronaldinho or Kaka”.


That’s it: Moratti says you’re buying icons more than players for the team.

“The goal against Atalanta was born from the Borriello-Pato-Kaka trio: The first one is a product of our own “breeding ground”, we got the second one before he was even 18, and the third one arrived when he was still 20. It doesn’t seem to me that we are only buying icons and old players”.


On Sunday there’s Milan-Napoli, and Napoli are on top of the league.

“And I’m glad because I’m convinced that football needs great teams and great cities. But Napoli is not news: it’s a piece of past coming back. I remember that 20 years ago we won the first Scudetto of our (current) management against Napoli”.


You want to keep your mask on, but Milan are returning to the top

“AC Milan must try and win this Scudetto, it’s obvious”.


Who’s the anti-Inter?

“Il tell you on Sunday at 10:30 PM. I’m not saying it’s Milan though!” On Sunday there’s Milan-Napoli . A proof, more than a clue, of those opinions that Galliani is now keeping for himself. And of the result he’s expecting.

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