Milan director Maldini opens up about the club’s situation under Stefano Pioli as well as the contract situation for Rafael Leao
Paolo Maldini insists now is not the time to talk about the contract situation of Rafael Leao while also giving an update on Mike Maignan’s injury.
Maldini is hopeful amidst Milan’s gloomiest period
AC Milan has been on a tough run of games as they have lost 3 Serie A matches on the bounce. But Maldini tried to clarify their situation.
“There were some unfortunate things on social media, we know how these things work,” Maldini told DAZN.
“There’s no point denying that January didn’t start well, even if we won the first match and dominated the second against Roma only to draw, but the performances after that have not been up to our standards.”
“Everyone is judged every three days with every match, that is the case for anyone in this world of football.“
Maldini feels that fans are too harsh lately, criticizing the team every match.
“Everyone is judged every three days with every match, that is the case for anyone in this world of football. Pioli changed system to bring back some of the solidity that has been lost, not from last year so much as from earlier this season.
“Up until January, our results were in line with last season and we also qualified for the Champions League Round of 16, so the only difference was Napoli having an extraordinary campaign.
“Our weeks in general have been varied because the work was done well in training, we tried to get back to what we were doing before, but when it doesn’t happen on the field, the mental aspect makes a difference, unfortunately.
“You must try to find a way into the minds of the players, that is something for the coach and for the club. We know it is a young squad in a demanding stadium like San Siro. I was part of perhaps one of the greatest teams of all time and we had worse periods than this. There’s no hard and fast recipe to emerge from these things.”