Cristian Zapata says nice things about Milan fans as he announced his departure from the club.
Zapata wrote on Instagram:
I want to thank the club for giving me the chance to play for one of the most prestigious teams in the world.
I want to thank all the teammates I had during this long and intense period, the Coaches who helped me grow as a footballer and as a man, all the guys at Milanello, my real friends and, above all, the fans: simply fantastic, you’ve always supported me and shown me incredible affection.
Thank you everyone. That closes a chapter in my career, which will remain forever in my heart.
He played pretty well for a guy who usually came off the bench or came in to play when one of the starters at central defense was out. It’s not easy to ride the bench and stay content, but Zapata managed to do that for years. Another important veteran has left, but the current crop of talent will make up for it, right?
On to the links.
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