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Rossoneri Round-up for 18 September: Maldini: Milan ‘is a serious project’

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Paolo Maldini isn’t ready to declare Milan champions of Italy just yet.

After the disappointing draw away at Cagliari, Maldini told Sky:

This is a serious project, we want to take Milan back to the highest levels.

We have to take care of the mentality, there are young players who are not yet convinced of what they can do and who have to find self-confidence. Dialogue with us directors could be important for them.

The anti-Juventus? Let’s be serious, we’re still a long way off being that. We’re aiming to reach the top four in the league and have a great run in the Europa League.

Projects are important, but you can’t yet compare Milan to Juventus.

Hopefully Maldini, Leonardo, and Gennaro Gattuso can get these players to realize their potential, or get ones who will.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

A look back at AS Roma’s last win at Real Madrid from 10 years ago. [Chiesa di Totti]

Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juventus in their win over Sassuolo. Yawn. [Black & White & Read All Over]

Five take-aways from Inter Milan’s loss to Parma. [Serpents of Madonnina]

World Football Links

A round-up of all the weekend’s action in Mexico’s Liga MX. [FMF State of Mind]

Well-traveled veteran United States defender Oguchi Onyewu, who last played for the Philadelphia Union in 2017, announced his retirement. [Brotherly Game]

Brighton & Hove Albion came from behind to draw 2-2 with Southampton. []

Dorados de Sinaloa win 4-1 in Diego Maradona’s first game in charge of the Mexican second division club. [FMF State of Mind]

Benfica’s women’s football team won 28-0 on their debut. []