Shevchenko expresses love for Milan and discusses ‘difficult experience’ at Chelsea

By Isak Möller -

Andriy Shevchenko is a name that every AC Milan fan has heard. Playing his first spell for the club between 1999 and 2006, the Ukrainian striker managed to score 175 goals for the Rossoneri. 

Speaking on Bobo Vieri’s Instagram live stream (via MilanNews.it), Shevchenko spoke about his past at Milan and the experience at Chelsea, where he didn’t live up to the expectations after many great years in Italy.

“I don’t look back. I had a difficult experience at Chelsea but everything isn’t always good in experiences. AC Milan was the best team of my career, and it’s in my heart. Real men don’t look back but look forward,” he began.

Shevchenko was also asked about ‘that’ save by Dudek in the Champions League final against Liverpool in 2005, when Milan lost on penalties. The now 43-year-old missed the decisive penalty and it still haunts him, although he got revenge two years later.

“I still can’t watch Dudek’s save on my final shot. When I see it on the phone, I throw it away. There are no champions that haven’t had disappointments. We have to live life, get up and move on,” he continued.

Of course, he also took the opportunity to praise his former Rossoneri teammates as he believes they were behind his success. Looking at the squad during Shevchenko’s years, you can certainly understand his point.

“My luck was playing with great teammates and with real forwards. Kaka is a great one,” he concluded.

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