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Baresi: “San Siro was my home for 20 years but I think that it’s now fair to look ahead and to look at the future”

Franco Baresi during the presentation of the New Milano Stadium at Politecnico di Milano on September 26, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

Franco Baresi and Filippo Galli have spoken about the New Milano Stadium.

Milan and Inter had an event on Thursday to present the new concepts for the New Milano Project and Rossoneri legend Franco Baresi got on stage towards its end to talk about what he saw.

“What came to mind when I saw the two projects for the new stadium? Well I have to bow, after listening to the presentations, splendid images… of course I am very much moved,” he said.

“If I think of San Siro – it was my home for 20 years, for the whole duration of my career, but I think that it’s now fair to look ahead, to look at the future, to look at the new generations, and I believe that we have to praise the two clubs that joined together so they can provide Milano with a modern, futuristic stadium, with all the comfort for all the people entering, because it will be a further encouragement to feel well and to relax also before and after the matches.

“I do understand the many supporters who have cherished great memories about the past of Milan and Inter, so I do understand their mood [regarding demolishing San Siro]. But I believe that they will come around and understand that the future of Milan is this and having this world class stadium, they will also realize how important this is.”

Filippo Galli talking to MilanTV during the presentation of the New Milano Stadium at Politecnico di Milano on September 26, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

Filippo Galli spoke to MilanTV at the end of the event: “We need to look ahead, and start thinking of building a new stadium which is sustainable and in turn helps the club to thrive again. Accurate studies have shown that San Siro is no longer worth restructuring. Therefore, both clubs came together and proposed two projects.

“I believe this is the new direction taken even though it hurts a bit. We have to think of the club’s well-being and also for future generations.”

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