by | 18 February, 2023 | Serie A News

Former Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi

Former Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi

Former Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, now at the helm of Monza, says Franco Baresi was the ‘greatest’ player of his Rossoneri presidency: ‘Everyone respected him.’

Berlusconi’s Monza will face Milan at the U-Power Stadium on Saturday.

Berlusconi spoke to Sky Sport Italia on Friday on the eve of tomorrow’s match with the Diavoli saying that he fulfilled his dreams during his 31-year Milan presidency.

“I wanted Milan to become the best team in the World and I made it,” he said, as quoted by Gazzetta.

“I won everything. In 1994, I wasn’t able to watch the Champions League Final because of a political meeting and when I called Adriano Galliani, he told me we had won 4-0. I am still proud of what we achieved.”

Some of the best players of all time played for Berlusconi’s Milan: Marco Van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Andrea Pirlo, Andriy Shevchenko and Kaka, to name a few.

However, the former club owner has no doubt about who the greatest was.

“I love Maldini, he is the son and the father of Milan players. I love many of my Milan players, from Gullit to Van Basten, but the greatest was Baresi. A fantastic player, incredibly honest, loved and respected by everyone, including opponents.”