I Am Legend

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Milan veteran Pippo Inzaghi was at his brilliant best midweek, as his brace guided the Rossoneri to an impressive 2-1 victory away to Marseille, to cap off a perfect return to the Champions League.

The experienced striker is aware though that his team will need to continue in this fashion, if they are to pose any threat this season.

“The Champions League is a special competition. Sure we may have won the first match, but we will be obliged to win the second, and then we have to face Real Madrid twice, so we cannot take anything for granted,” Inzaghi explained to Sky.

“If we want to reach the levels of those I favour, such as Barcelona and Chelsea, then we will have to find continuity in our game.”

The 36-year-old’s midweek double means that he has now equalled Gerd Muller’s European goal scoring record with 70 goals, and he went on to discuss his joy at achieving such a feat.

He continued, “My record of goals? These milestones in the history of such prestigious cups are a great satisfaction for me, because so many great champions have played for this club, including [George] Weah, [Marco] Van Basten and [Andriy] Shevchenko.

“I will hold onto to the words of [the vice president Adriano] Galliani forever, when he said that I am a legend like [Paolo] Maldini.”

The veteran had a few final comments to make in regards to another champion in his team in Ronaldinho, a player who has been desperately struggling for form this season.

He concluded, “Ronaldinho is a great champion, and we all know that this is the case. Even though he didn’t play in Marseille, he was our biggest fan, as he was ready to encourage us all before the game.

“It has happened to me many times before where I haven’t been called upon to play, but at these times we must think about what’s best for the team, as obviously everyone always would like to play.”

Sky

~ by footballdirecta on September 18, 2009.

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