Former AC Milan man Riccardo Saponara has admitted his time with the Rossoneri was a “dark period”.
The current Fiorentina midfielder worked under three coaches (Massimiliano Allegri, Clarence Seedorf and Filippo Inzaghi) but failed to make an impact, subsequently moving to Empoli.
“It was a dark period,” Saponara told La Repubblica.
“There was a divided dressing room and a lot of problems, Italians on one side and foreigners on the other. Then there were the three Coaches.
“Luckily [Giampaolo] Pazzini was there and he helped me a lot. When I signed for the Viola he sent me a message saying ‘Florence is special, it will be fantastic’.
“Pazzo is a true friend.”