Following Milan’s impressive 2-1 comeback against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico, the club director and former captain Paolo Maldini claims that the Rossonerri’s primary objective has always been to clinch the title, even if it seemed out of reach at times throughout this year’s campaign.
With only four fixtures remaining until this enticing campaign comes to an end, Milan are closer than they have ever been to winning the scudetto for the first time since they ended Inter’s five-year dominance within Italy in 2011. As it stands, Sandro Tonali’s last-gasp strike against the Biancocelesti has allowed Pioli’s men to hang onto first place with a total of 74 points.
Despite the Nerazzurri sitting only two points away from the summit with game in hand, as well as the Rossonerri finding themselves within a difficult last stretch of the season where they are set to face the likes of Fiorentina, Verona, Atalanta, and Sassuolo, Maldini has revealed in an interview with Milan TV that the club strongly believes that they can fulfill their title ambitions this season:
“I am very proud of what the team, the staff and everyone else is giving the fans. This true emotion is the core of our work, what makes us happy and provokes such wonderful sensations.
“In seasons like this, the objective is to do as well as we possibly can. We must aim very high. At the start of the season, many didn’t expect us to be this high up, but we must use that as further motivation.
“The statistics are clear. In order to stay up here and maintain this level, we must also maintain the same spirit of sacrifice. We are here because we always believed… even when we didn’t always announce it, we always believed.”