AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis has thanked all fans for their messages of support during an interview with the club’s official channels.
It was recently announced on the club’s official website that Gazidis has been diagnosed with throat cancer, but based on an extensive series of clinical tests and investigations, doctors predict that he will make a full recovery.
Gazidis will remain operative during the necessary treatments in specialised clinics and Gazidis even spared a message to the AC Milan community as part of the news, showing good spirits and a confidence to beat the disease.
Now, the ex-Arsenal chief has sent a message to supporters as he thanks them for all their well-wishes, insisting he now knows how the players feel when the fans all get behind them before a big game.
“I’m really feeling great. I’m working during the day, I am also undergoing some medical checks to start my therapy. I’ll be fine, the most important thing is I can’t wait to get back to AC Milan,” Gazidis said (via FootballItalia).
“That is important to me. It’s important that the team is growing. The beginning of the season has to be strong. The messages? I was speechless, it’s incredible. I’d like to thank everyone from my heart. To all the fans, the Curva Sud, who did a wonderful thing, as well as the Association of Milan fan clubs who have written to me. These things give me great strength.
“This strength is like a wind at my back which pushes me forward. Things are easier for me with this support. It’s a bit like being a player on the field, now I understand what the players feel when San Siro is packed and driving the team on. That’s how I feel now and there is no better feeling than this.
“People have written me very special messages. I am ready for this challenge and I’ll surely be back at the club soon. I have complete faith in the club’s staff, we have a very strong team, both on and off the field. The club won’t let up. This season will be important for us. Thanks to everyone and always Forza Milan.”
A special thank you message from our CEO, Ivan Gazidis, to all the Rossoneri world 💌🔴⚫
— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 24, 2021