“My example when I was playing was him!”

Paolo MaldiniMilan legend and director of the Rossoneri technical area, in a radio podcast m2o he talked about his relationship with music and some situations on the playing field.

ON RELEASES ONLY AFTER THE VICTORIES – “Yes, I would say yes. We often won and that helped. It’s normal, you don’t feel like quitting if the game goes badly, you live it as a shame, defeat, it should instead be part of the world of sport. You always have to be very careful, you can get some people’s reaction. Also playing in the European Cups and winning there too, sometimes he scored twice ”.

ON COLLEAGUES WHO EXAGGERATED – “It is a choice, sometimes it is an excuse, not to understand the moment. Being able to keep your feet on the ground is essential, you must have a tough upbringing. At home, but also with the youth teams. I started when I was ten, I was thinking about schedules, sacrifice, playing for the team. Before you went to school until 1, there were a lot of things around that could lead you to do other things. They set you goals, rules, schedules. You didn’t have to think about yourself but about the team. I was happy when my children decided to have this experience“.

ON THE DISCIPLINE – “Social media have a life of their own, it is part of the life of the player. There was much more freedom because there were fewer photographers, fewer curious people, you could lead your life in a more free and normal way. The idea that they come out more or less, I don’t know … I got to know my body along the way, I learned to manage myself, even making mistakes. Try, make mistakes but learn. This is what I tell them, every dad should do it with their children ”.

ON LEISURE – “Yes, I used to go out, but I’m a teetotaler. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I’ve never been on drugs. The goal of my life was to be performing in my work. I had set myself very clear objectives, sometimes even making mistakes. I think that is a process, instinctively, a little trying and a little wrong, overcoming my limits. When you are really late in the evening, at 8 you have to train … You also test yourself, how will I be the next day? I was physically strong and often measured myself against yourself ”.

ON FATHER CESARE – “I also remembered I was in the car with Dad and he said to me“ I have to talk to you ”and it bothered me. In hindsight thank God for speaking to me. I make a premise with my children, telling them that I know it bothers them because the same thing happened to me. In any case, not football “.

ON PLAYERS ‘CHILDREN – “When my first child was born, I don’t deny that I was very happy. I saw my brother-in-law, with my sister, he had two girls… Just dance, dance, dance. Having been born in this environment I was happy to have a boy, then also the second and my wife was happy. I was pleased, but then very annoyed: the pressure of the footballer dad, eyes on between 10 and 12 years old when you are still a child. All this attention has bothered me, but especially them. The road was difficult to assert itself ”.

Baresi Maldini Milan

ON EXAMPLE – “When I saw Franco Baresi playing it was the best, even in training rather died compared to conceding goals. He spoke little, did many facts. It was an example that showed me a way that I already felt mine ”.

AFTER THE RETREAT – “The first three months, with the derby at the beginning and Barcelona after … What you are missing is the adrenaline of the match. It’s the thing that changed you the most in the beginning, then you get over it. Then do mundane things, like having coffee with friends, which I have never done before. I didn’t have a life with fixed commitments and schedules. A second life, this is a third one: between the office and Milanello, where they train, where you stay outdoors. You sit on the bench and watch the training, talk to the players and the coach. For twelve years I did anything else, I was in the United States, I wanted to open a hotel for two years, then I changed my plans. I enjoyed children, wife and friends, things I had overlooked. I wanted to do my profession to the fullest ”.

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