Alessandro Florenzi, a defender for AC Milan, has praised the club’s ambitions to defend its Serie A crown and add a second star to its badge by winning its 20th league championship.
The San Siro team has only had one gold star on their crest since 1979, following their 10th Scudetti victory, and last season’s victory brought their total to 19 – Juventus is the only team to have won more.
However, Milan has won just two league titles since the turn of the millennia and has not successfully retained the league since three consecutive title-winning seasons from 1991-92 to 1993-94.
Alessandro Florenzi, who originally signed on a temporary basis from Roma before making the move permanent in June, wants to see that change as he explained the team’s goals for defending the championship in the next season.
Alessandro Florenzi told Sky Sport Italia:
“So many teams have improved. We deservedly won last year and we want to repeat that. It won’t be easy – everyone will play at their best to beat the reigning champions.
“We must not make predications, otherwise, we won’t get anywhere. We’ll start with Udinese, then think about one match at a time.
“In the league we want to try to earn the second star. We have to have big goals and dream big.
“In the Champions League we want to improve on last year. Many weren’t ready, not qualitatively but mentally.”
Florenzi also highlighted what he felt was the key to Milan’s success last season, where they pipped arch-rivals Inter to the crown on the final day of the season.
“There was team spirit, 26 players pushing on the same side,” Alessandro Florenzi explained. “We weren’t the strongest but the strongest don’t always win. Everything went right and we overcame adversity all together.”
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