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Milan patron Silvio Berlusconi insists he will not interfere with Massimiliano Allegri’s team selection after spending big in the summer.

Berlusconi got his wallet out after a couple of lean years and brought in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho to great fanfare.

Interviewed in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Berlusconi was asked why he had suddenly fallen in love with the club again.

“It’s not true that I have re-found love for Milan, because I always had it. But in the last two years, I didn’t share the way with which the team was put on the pitch, first with Ancelotti and then with Leonardo.

“I have always respected the role of our Coaches, but I felt pain seeing that the resources available to them weren’t used opportunely.

“In some games we didn’t even have a shot in a half, because instead of being close to goal Ronaldinho and Pato were 45m away from it.”

Berlusconi was also keen to take the spotlight off his galacticos and turn it on some of Milan’s unsung heroes.

“Further to Pato, Ibra, Ronaldinho and Robinho there are other class players like Pirlo and Seedorf, but it will be up to Allegri to decide who play on the basis of form and the health of everyone.

“I am not the last person to arrive in football so I believe that I am able to say my piece. I have spoken with Allegri. I have told him what I think and he knows that I wanted to set up a very spectacular Milan, capable of entertaining, in which all the best players can play together if they are well. But, as always, he has the last word.”

When asked if he agreed with Ibrahimovic’s sentiment that Milan are now stronger than Inter, Berlusconi said: “I’ll let the others say something on that.

“I only know that, as always, we are aiming to be protagonists in Italy and in Europe. If there aren’t any injuries, our squad is of the highest order. It was last year and it is even more so this year.”

Finally Berlusconi gave his reaction to reports linking Inter with a move for former Milan talisman, Ricky Kaka.

“If Kaka were to go to Inter I’d also applaud Inter because he has always been a great player,” he concluded.[www.football-italia.net]

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With the two days of absolute rest having come to an end, Juventus is ready to concentrate fulltime on Sampdoria. Six days before the match against the blucerchiati, on schedule for Sunday at the Olimpico, the bianconeri will get back to work tomorrow afternoon at the Juventus Center.

It will be the last session of work in the absence of the 5 internationals who are still busy with the Euro 2012 qualifiers. Italy of the 4 bianconeri (Chiellini, Bonucci, Pepe and Quagliarella) and Krasic’s Serbia will be on the field in the evening for the last match before returning to the team.{Juventus.com}

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