Ahead of the clash between AC Milan and Lazio, president Paolo Scaroni spoke to the media about the Rossoneri’s start to the season, their commercial success and the stadium project in San Donato.
Milan managed to come back from behind in their mid-week clash against Cagliari and eventually won the game 3-1. Given that it was a rotated starting XI, it was yet another good performance from the Rossoneri who currently are joint-first.
Speaking to DAZN, as cited by MilanNews, Scaroni shared his thoughts on the start to the season and the commercial success as of late. He was also asked about the stadium project in San Donato, which was announced this week.
Are you satisfied with the work done at the start of the season?
“It seems to me that there is a climate that I like, the classic Milan climate. A climate of cohesion, even the new players got along well with the team. Then clearly it’s Pioli who sets the pace for everyone, I have to say that I’m very happy with what I’ve seen so far.”
A profit came in the accounts after 17 years…
“This is something I care a lot about: not only do we have a positive result, which we will present at the shareholders’ meeting next October, but we achieved it at the start of the campaign.
“So it’s an ordinary result, we managed to increase our revenues, keep costs under control and we have a black result for the first time. Then I, who lived through the years in which we lost 150 million, makes me really happy.”
The new stadium project will be another big step…
“We have taken steps forward, we have presented the request for a variation to the municipality of San Donato. It seems to me that everything is progressing, even if in this terrain of stadiums prudence is never too much even for me who have lived through many events.
“There is still an open door on San Siro, we don’t consider it a completely closed chapter but we are going full speed on San Donato.”
Were the management changes also made with a view to results?
“Changes are always positive in the end, we have new forces, new players. I believe change is a good thing. Naturally, let’s not forget the good things that have been done by those who have left us, I don’t forget this Scudetto: on my cell phone I always have a photo of me with Maldini while I cut the cake. We are always grateful, but the change is positive.”
It remains to be seen if Milan can continue their positive financial journey but it certainly looks that way. Of course, they need to do well in the Champions League this season too, following the success last time out.