Gerry Cardinale was happy with what he saw from AC Milan during their first game of the season against Bologna, with the owner present at the Stadio Renato DellA’Ara.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below) writes how Milan have made nine signings this summer showing Cardinale’s commitment to building a winning team.
Milan have been the most active of any Serie A team in the summer window having signed Marco Sportiello, Luka Romero, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic, Noah Okafor, Samuel Chukwueze, Tijjani Reijnders, Yunus Musah and most recently Marco Pellegrino.
Cardinale, the founder of the RedBird fund that own Milan, was happy with what he saw from the new-look team in Monday night’s opener.
“It was a good first game, to kick off the new season, in which we saw the team’s potential to be competitive. The season is long, but I am happy to congratulate Stefano Pioli and our boys for the excellent performance. We start from here,” he said.
On Monday evening he arrived in Bologna by plane, said hello to the Rossoblu management – including Joey Saputo – and returned to Milan after the match.
He didn’t go down to the dressing room to greet the team, in line with the traditional desire not to occupy the stage and to delegate.
Yesterday morning he left (for the United States) but he’ll be back soon, because Cardinale is also expected in Milan for the second league match against Torino on Saturday night.
The idea is clear: to do everything to be there. It is no coincidence that Cardinale chose to go to Bologna for his first away game in Serie A, because he also wanted to feel the passion of the fans away from home.