The Rossoneri stand just four points behind their crosstown rivals, and Galliani feels slighted by Mancini for discounting their Champions League push.
Mancini was taking this week at his induction into the Italian Hall of Fame, where he listed the various challengers’ for Serie A‘s third place and he failed to include his cross-town rival as a possible challenger.
That was too much for Galliani who took to the media to remind Mancini that Milan are well and truly in the race for the final Champions League qualifying spot, while pointing to their recent results.
“It’s good recalling [for Mancini] that we beat Inter, Fiorentina and drew with both Roma and Napoli,” the Rossoneri vice-president retorted.
“If there was a playoff between the top six sides then we would likely be leaders. Our next 12 games are crucial and we have to collect maximum points.
“Milan are a strong team and right now there are more sides trailing behind us than ahead of us.”
Sorry Adriano, but to paraphrase William Shakespeare, methinks doth protest too much.
Milan might well catch their city rivals this season, but is sign of how desperate Milan is for publicity and respect that Galliani considers Mancini’s comments a slight.