Retired AC Milan goal keeper, Christian Abbiati has blasted the poor attitude of some AC Milan players.
The player retired from active football at the ripe age of 38. The goal stopper started his career at Italian club Corsico before the move to Calcio Monza. He had a loan spree before eventually joining Milan.
Abbiati joined Milan from Monza in 1998, and ended his 18-year association with the club when he decided to retire at the conclusion of this season. Milan endured another inconsistent campaign, as Cristian Brocchi guided the club to a seventh place finish following the sacking of Sinisa Mihajlovic in April.
The Coppa Italia failed to save their season as they lost to Juventus 1-0 after extra-time in Saturday’s final, and Abbiati has subsequently been scathing of some of his colleagues for their conduct throughout the 2015/2016 season. Though the goal keeper handled most of the games at the Coppa Italia, the first choice handled the Serie A games. Abbiati told Gazzette dello Sport:
“There are four or five players that didn’t do what was asked of them, and I’m not talking about making mistakes on the field.
“The fact is that if it was just one player we could have isolated them, but because it was so many players, it was tough to do so.
“If I close my eyes and think back to the Milan sides I played for until 2011, I see a different team in every regard,” Abbiati said.
The goal keeper only manned the goal post five times this season at the Copa Italia and just a game in the Serie A.
“I look at things by thinking about what Demetrio Albertini, Alessandro Costacurta and Paolo Maldini taught me.
“I’ve only been fined once in my career for arriving late. Whenever we lost, I never considered going out,” he added.