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AC Milan can make comeback next term: Massaro

Published on May 8, 2014 11:58 AM
 

His once-mighty club may be languishing in eighth place, 42 points off first place, but former AC Milan striker Daniele Massaro does not seem too peeved by the current state of affairs.

The Italian, in a sharp black blazer and eagerly obliging photographers at the Marriott Hotel yesterday, wore a genial smile even as he spoke about the Italian football giants' decline.

The Rossoneri were at the height of their powers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, bagging four Italian Serie A titles and three of their seven European triumphs between 1988 and 1995.

This season, however, they trailed far behind champions Juventus in the Serie A, and suffered a humiliating 1-5 aggregate defeat by Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 to crash out of the Champions League.

Former World Cup winner and ex-Milan player Daniele Massaro is in town to launch the latest Milan Soccer School in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
 
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Background story

WHAT WENT WRONG

This year, we started badly and we changed coach midway through the season. It is also (Clarence) Seedorf's first season as coach.

- Daniele Massaro on AC Milan's disastrous season

WHY THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

Without the Champions League, we will try to win the Serie A.

We sold Ibrahimovic and Silva so our bank balance is good.

- Massaro on next season

THE MILAN WAY

Here we teach them to be selfless, to play for the team.

- Massaro on the philosophy at the Milan school

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