Sunday evening, Inter won the derby against AC Milan by achieving a clean sheet (1-0) during the 21st day which allows the Nerazzurri to consolidate their 2nd place in Serie A, however showing 13 lengths behind. on Napoli.
Slovak defender Milan Skriniar, courted by PSG, which he is to join next season, played for 90 minutes in the internal defense but without his captain's armband.
This decision is assumed by the sporting director of the Lombard formation Giuseppe Marotta who believes that Skriniar will no longer be as legitimate in this role by not extending his contract and by agreeing with PSG for next summer.
“There is definitely a bit of sadness because we could have handled the situation better,” Marotta told DAZN.
But Milan is a serious professional.
He legitimately made a choice.
To wear this armband, there are important values that must be shared, such as the feeling of belonging to the project.
If these values are not present, it cannot be worn.
It's severe, but it's not a punitive measure, it's the consequence of what happened.
Now Milan have to play for the benefit of the club and the fans who believe in him: I'm sure they will.
"The reasons of the wallet have exceeded those of the heart"
The Slovak international (58 caps, 3 goals) will not evolve in a tense climate since the ultras of the Curva Nord published a press release in which they indicated that they understood the choice of the player who explained himself to them.
“Skriniar explained to us that last summer the club informed him that he was going to be put on the market and despite himself he had to take action to find a new destination.
After receiving interest from PSG and certain Inter would have sold him anyway, he secured an offer which Inter - when the club changed their minds - could not match.
The statement continues.
"Milan tried to respond to Inter by lowering their demands on renewal, unable however to ignore Paris' offer, but in any case showing themselves willing to give up a prospect of several million euros.
The reasons of the wallet have exceeded those of the heart, we do not want to crucify a player who has contributed to giving us so much satisfaction.
We invite everyone to treat him at least with respect for the professionalism he has shown during his stay in Milan.