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Milan Defender Nesta Has No Plans To Retire

AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta has no plans to retire soon.The veteran Italian defender who is now 35 made the startling remarks during an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday.

Despite his numerous injuries over the years that have seen him missing lengthy spells of regular playing time, Nesta has no desire of quitting just yet.

“I have no intention of quitting just yet,” Nesta said. “I don’t have that desire.”

“I’m convinced that Milan will win something important again this season,”

“We are the favourites to win the Scudetto and we would be favourites in the Champions League too if Barcelona weren’t in it…

Milan along with Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich are the favourites for the Champions League and with the impending arrival of Carlos Tevez at the San Siro, the Rossoneri could very well go all the way and win the title for an 8th time in their history.

In other Milan news, Swede striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stated his desire to one day become a coach. But with an ego as big as his, and an attitude to match, that might just not be the best direction for him to take.

Ibrahimovic is now 30 and though still at the top of his game, he has also said that he wants to keep on playing for two or thre more years before retiring.

“I have previously said that a coaching career wouldn’t be for me, but at the moment it’s very likely to happen after my career,” Ibra said.

“I remember that Henrik Larsson also said that he didn’t want to become a coach, and look at him now. You never know what happens in football.

“I want to continue playing for two to three more years and then we will see what happens in the future.”

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