Former AC Milan striker George Weah has offered his thoughts on the current team and some advice to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, also responding to the idea his son Timothy could end up at Milan one day.
Weah spoke about a number if different topics including politics, sport and racism in a long interview on Calciomercato.com, but he also spared some time to discuss how the Rossoneri are getting on and revealed that he speaks to Paolo Maldini about the team.
“Do I watch? Little, in truth. I know that they are having a great season and that they can win the Scudetto, I hope so. But I am unable to make judgments,” he said.
“I know it’s a young team, I’ve spoken to Maldini a few times, we often exchange messages. He is happy, optimistic, he talked to me about some players like Leao and Theo Hernandez, but I don’t know them so well to express personal judgments. Paolo is a Milan man inside, one who can only do the good of the club. And he understands a lot about football.”
There are all kinds of rumours surrounding what beckons for the Swede once the current season ends, such as the possibility of extending his contract by another season to keep playing into his 40s, or the idea of becoming a director or another role associated with the club.
On the Swede, Weah said: “Ibra is a legend, he has passion, if the coach gives him confidence he is right to continue. After all, I played with Pietro Vierchowod, who has been on the pitch over 40 years of age and Paolo also reached that age. It is possible, if there is enthusiasm and health. And we want to talk about Buffon, he still plays, right? How old is he? He could get to 50!
“He must know that, I too would have liked to continue, but at 36 I couldn’t take it anymore, too many injuries, it comes to a certain point that you can no longer train, when instead you should train more than young people. And so I stopped.”
In an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews), George Weah’s son Timothy – who is currently a winger for Lille – revealed that playing for a club like Milan has always been his goal. George had his say on the idea.
“I don’t know, I don’t want to say any of that. Of course I would be very happy if it happened.”