Journalist who conducted Maldini interview claims he was under ‘pressure not to air it’

By Oliver Fisher -

The journalist that did the interview with Paolo Maldini that was published yesterday has revealed that he was under pressure not to air it.

The former defender, captain and technical director took part in a long interview with Radio Serie A in which he discussed the future of his career, what Inter are doing right and what the Rossoneri means to him.

It is the first time for months that Maldini has spoken in any official capacity and as a result it caused a stir, not least for the journalist Alessandro Alciato who carried out this interview.

Alciato posted a story on Instagram in which he says, with a picture of Maldini being interviewed: “Your freedom of thought always makes the difference. I didn’t like the pressure not to air it. For nothing.”

It is not clear exactly what he is referring to when he speaks of being under pressure not to roll the interview out, but we have received clarification from Milan that were never any pressure from their side.

That being said, there wasn’t much that was particularly inflammatory in his comments regarding his Milan exit, with the most interesting passage being why Inter appear to be so strong in comparison.

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    1. Omfg, you believe this bs? Random “journalists” under pressure from random muricans that just so happen to own some football club in Italy..

      If maldini wanted to talk shît about anything, all he needs to do is step in front of a camera.. yt channel, one interview and that shît will go viral within hours..

      1. People will believe everything if it fits their agenda

        Because you know, italian media and journos are so reliable and would never make up a headline just for clicks 😆

      2. Because Maldini is a class act so he didn’t spit at this management despite potentially having a lot to tell.

        Regarding this news, I don’t understand how people don’t believe it when SM and other websites were asked by the club’s PR not to relay critics about Pioli during the first part of the season. They obviously try to control all the narrative, there are many examples.

        1. SM is Milan. They can ask them what to write and they will comply.. a random news site not so much.

          I’m not saying SM is owned by Milan btw, but one can easily see how they can be influenced by the club they supposedly report on

    2. be careful w/ the buzzer, SM is full of jery buzzer, even if how good u criticize the board, u’ll get flood of buzz but even if u so annoying in defend the board they’ll protect u like a hero, just see boulden

  1. At first I thought this was the DAZN Interview only to realize it was a different one. So some parts of it he repeated for another interview I suppose, like about Ancelotti being nervous and about being a Milan player 🤷‍♂️. There’s nothing egregious in this interview. Maybe about Inter structure or his success at Milan but that’s a real stretch to think so

  2. This whole situation regarding who comes in to Italian football and who really is in control of Italian football is nothing new nither is the OUT SIDE INTERFERENCE AND OBSTACLES regards Italian football.

    I’ve been watching Italian football for more than three decades and to say their is an element of bias against Italian football regards British broadcast is an HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT and I don’t believe the word hatred is going to far either and sadly due to media owners ect there is every chance that’s filter back into Italian football .

    1. Having been in England since childhood and growing up supporting a non-English team, to the confusion of many (especially given my local club were perennial winners, Man Utd), I actually see a lot of similarities between the way both English and Italian fans view football away from their own shores. The difference is that in my lifetime, in England it has changed from xenophobia into arrogance, and in Italy it has changed from arrogance into misplaced arrogance (and a bit of xenophobia).

      Island mentality and peninsula mentality both look the same to me, if I’m honest.

      That relates to both fans and pundits. The English clubs themselves, obviously opened their arms to the world and now Italian clubs are starting to do the same. I won’t comment on whether that’s good or bad but it’s certainly necessary, in my opinion.

      But I agree with your point. Serie A was obviously the league the Prem knocked off its perch and, you could feel the opinion change from jealous vitriol to vitriolic pride in the late 90s/early 00s . Fir some reason the latter is still the case now.

  3. They worry too much, nothing Maldini said is harmful. He confirmed his support for Milan which is a good thing.

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