Everything happened in Milan-Salernitana, but the farewells of Pioli and the big names took center stage

Mister Stefano Pioli and the Milan they greet each other with a draw. The match at San Siro, valid for the 38th and final round of Serie A, ended 3-3 thanks to goals from Leao, Giroud and Calabria on one side and Simy (a brace) and Sambia on the other. Just when the Devil seemed to have it in his grasp, after having dominated far and wide for large stretches of the match, the unexpected reaction of pride from the Granata restored the final balance. But the (almost) absolute master was the emotional and well-deserved farewell reserved by the Rossoneri people for their three departing tenors: Pioli, Kjaer and Giroud.

Pioli’s greeting
“It’s the evening of thanks, so I’ll start by thanking those who wanted me here, those who supported me, those who gave me the opportunity to coach a fantastic club. Thanks to the owners, to the employees of Casa Milan and Milanello, thanks to my staff, who did a great job, thanks to my players; I say to you that you know what I think of you, you are special and certain things will remain. Then there are all of you (fans, ed.): you were so many, you encouraged us, you stimulated us, you have an energy that we tried to put on the field… We lost together, we suffered together, we won and rejoiced together. You put a fire in my heart and it will always remain lit: I will not forget you”.

Giroud’s greeting
“Good evening San Siro. I want to thank the club for their trust, all the managers who welcomed me like a brother into this family. The trust of the managers, thank you Ibra. I want to thank the coach for his trust and support in the difficult moments that we shared. It’s very important to stay together in these moments. We’ve had an incredible first year, in my opinion one of the best emotions of my career. I want to thank all my teammates, we are a team and a family will always remain in my heart (‘Giroud turned’, ed.). When we were little, Simon Kjaer and I (who also said goodbye, ed.) dreamed of this Milan. Today we have made a journey that makes us proud. I will never forget these three seasons at Milan. GO MILAN!”.

Kjaer’s greeting
“I want to thank everyone, it’s not easy for me to stay here, speak in Italian… I have to thank the club, the coach, the staff, you fans. You have brought me joys that I didn’t know were possible in the world of football. My The feeling here is the same as in the national team, and I have been in the national team for 4 years. This group here has made me have fun every day. Every day I go from Milan to Milanello , it is one of the greatest joys of my life, shared with you all.”