‘Not even the real Milan fans’ – Kjaer admits Milan’s Scudetto win was a surprise

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan defender Simon Kjaer has admitted that everyone was a bit surprised after the club won their 19th league title two years ago today.

This summer is expected to be one of change for Milan, and Kjaer’s departure is one of several that will be massively felt around the club. In an interview yesterday, he confirmed that he will be leaving after the final game on Saturday having achieved a dream by playing for the Rossoneri.

As part of it, he was asked about his comments after the 2020-21 season when he said that Milan were the strongest team in Italy despite finishing behind Inter. Then, the following year, the Scudetto arrived.

“Quality. You can’t talk about the Scudetto if you don’t have quality. If you can have these high standards every day then you can do things that nobody expected. I don’t think anyone expected that, not even the real Milan fans,” he said.

Milan became champions of Italy for a 19th time two years ago on this day as they swept aside Sassuolo by a scoreline of 3-0 in their final game of the season. Olivier Giroud scored a quickfire brace and Franck Kessie added a third before half-time to start the party nice and early.

In the year of the Scudetto, you had a long injury…

“If I could change one thing in my career I would definitely say the injury. But it made me grow so much. You have to take advantage of the moments you have. It was easier the pure joy in my work but also at home with my family.

“I was very aware of the things I was doing even before, but now it’s twice as much. If you have to do 10 maybe at some point you do 9, then 8 and so on. But every time you go from 10 to 9 you have to realise that you have lost 10 per cent. And if you put it all together it becomes a lot.

“If you make people understand this then the team can grow even more. We have come a long way, we have grown a lot. But we still have to improve.”

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1 Comment

  1. Actually, Milan were the best team in Serie A from starting the (mid) season before the scudetto and I had faith in them keeping the same spirit the next season. And they did. So… The fans did believe in the scudetto as I wasn’t the only one for sure.

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