Extracts from a revealing interview with Milan owner Gerry Cardinale have emerged, where he explains why changes have been made at the club in recent months.
The Rossoneri looked to be in deep trouble at the beginning of the summer when fan-favourite director Paolo Maldini was fired by the club in a sign of a change in direction. Shortly afterwards, in a move concerning the fans, childhood fan Sandro Tonali was sold to Newcastle United for over €70 million.
Milan worked hard to strengthen the squad during the summer transfer window, signing 10 players including Christian Pulisic, Samuel Chukwueze and Yunus Musah.
Excerpts from an interview with Corriere Della Sera Weekly 7 surfaced via calciomercato.com, where Cardinale explained why things have changed at Milan.
“For a year, I maintained the organization that I had inherited. (…) The club has experienced a change in management in recent months. Change is not a dirty word. I wanted more physical matches, stronger, faster, more intense, more European and I saw it in these first matches.
Milan have made a good start to the new season, with wins over Bologna, Turin, Roma and can take a significant step forward in the title race with a win in the upcoming Derby della Madonnina against Inter.