Milan managed to secure their spot in next season’s Champions League with the win against Atalanta on the final matchday. It could have been more comfortable for them, as they sat at the top of the table for a long time.
The Rossoneri were the winter champions and although the goal was always to secure a top-four finish, the Scudetto certainly wasn’t out of the question at one point. Then came the injury struggles and Stefano Pioli’s side had to take a step back.
After that, the players and directors have almost always denied that the Scudetto was a goal for them. However, speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews), Diogo Dalot revealed that they thought about it at one point.
“Our goal from the beginning was the Champions League. It’s true that at a certain point, we also thought about the Scudetto, but the important thing was to get into the Champions League. And we are very happy to have succeeded.
“The worst part of the season? Playing without fans. Before the derby and before Atalanta, at Milanello we had a taste of what they can give us. A full San Siro is something from another world.”
The Portuguese loanee was on loan at the club from Man Utd and it remains to be seen if he will be signed permanently. Everything will depend on the demands of the English side.