The former Ballon d’Or winner and current president of Liberia believes Juventus are still Serie A title favorites despite their slow start.
The Rossoneri legend discussed several football topics in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Milan have begun a new, brilliant path. The culture of victory is part of the Rossoneri’s DNA,”
the ex-striker said.
“Paolo [Maldini] is a great man and a good friend of mine, he was an amazing captain. He is a hard worker, he knows what it takes to reach the highest levels, Inter, Juventus and Napoli remain competitive rivals for Milan. I don’t know if they will win the title, but they will fight until the end,”
who are still on top forms despite ageing, he said:
“Ibra is strong and confident, but there is more behind this. Milan signed him because he can be every useful for young players. He is an example and an inspiration for them.
“He is always focused and he gives everything for his passion. If you work hard and don’t lose your passion, then age is just a number. Think about Pietro Vierchowood, Franco Baresi or Paolo Maldini, they all played at high level until almost 40 years of age.
“Ronaldo is also testimony to how combining hard work and passion can bring unexpected results. He is not the best in the world, but he trained so much to become the best. I am a fan of Ronaldo because he remained humble and he earned everything he achieved. He fought to get where he is now."
He then was asked about his opinion on
“He is proving how strong he is, he didn’t always get the credit he deserved and his story is similar to mine.
“When I left France to move to Italy, people thought I would not make it, because Serie A was such a strong league. I did very well instead, and I think Lukaku is doing the same, he is improving, he is a more complete striker now.”
However, the 54-year-old believes
are still the favorites for the Serie A title.
“First of all, because I supported the Bianconeri as a child, secondly because they’ve won the Scudetto for the last nine years in a row,"
“I used to watch Serie A and French football in Africa, they were showing the images of Platini and I got attached to Juventus.
“Then my life brought me to Milan where I found a family and a special environment. Milan gave me everything, but I kept supporting Juve.”