Baresi A Beautiful Football Story. MILAN is Franco Baresi. Vice versa. The Pameo has survived the San Siro for almost 20 years Franco Baresi’s career at AC Milan from 1978-1997. No one doubts it. Without Baresi, Milan like not intact. Because, he is the leader, inspirator, guard, as well as building the authority of the club. That is Baresi, the legend of Milan who recently came to Jakarta. During his career, Baresi has become a symbol of AC Milan. He is the spirit of the club.
The Italians call it il bandeira. The defender is not only a pillar of AC Milan defense, but also the whole team game. Naturally if in his last party with Milan in 1997, thousands of Tifosi I Rossoneri cried. As if, they have lost all their strength. Baresi could not bear the emotion. “I wish I could, I want to stay young for longer. But I’m old and it’s time to make a place for the younger. After all, I did not leave Milan and stay with you, “said Baresi who was immediately appointed as Vice President of AC Milan.
Together with Baresi, Milan has dredged a lot of greatness. In addition to dominating the Serie A League, this Giuseppe Meazza gang also controls European competition. Three Champions League wins, two intercontinental Cup trophies. The figure is considered sacred and irreplaceable. Il Capitano, as he is called Milan tifosi. He has been a captain since the age of 22 and so on until retirement.
Impressive long leadership. For them, the title Il Capitano is the same as “comrade” for a country leader. His number 6 numbered back is pre-sacrificed and immortalized. “That number will never be used by any player in Milan. Because it belongs to Franco Baresi. And, it seems there will never be any more players like him. The players who are so meritorious to this club, “said AC Milan President Silvio Berlusconi. That’s also because his dedication to the club is so great.
Since entering Milan, Baresi never glanced at the grass of another club. For him, Milan has become part of his life. He loved the club so much. In fact, the temptation to him is so great. As a player who rated the best defender at that time, many clubs that need service. Because, his spirit and soul are at the San Siro. In addition to the greatness of the game, the authority, and the accomplishments he provides, his dedication and loyalty make him more sacred. “Money can never replace loyalty and love.
I never thought of moving anywhere. It would be more satisfying if I could end my career at Milan, “he said in 1994, after bringing Milan Champions League champions. AS BECKENBAUER As a defender, Baresi’s ability is remarkable. He has the speed, strength, and intelligence in reading the game. In addition, he is also calm and dignified. Not only his friends who respect him, but also the opponents. The factors are still supported by great courage, also high technique. He’s the world’s best defender.
In his time, no defender could match him. His ability to compete with Franz Beckenbauer (German defender, Red), “said Giancarlo Rinaldi, Italian football observers. Incidentally, both legends have the same initials FB. However, it is not because of the coincidence that makes Baresi likened to Beckenbauer.
The player from Brescia does indeed have the same style and quality of play as Beckenbauer. “I think, it is only two defenders are so legendary and have a great authority and record. They are Beckenbauer and Baresi. Both have an equivalent quality, “said Arrigo Sacchi who once coached Baresi in Milan.
What distinguishes them both about achievement in timnyas. Beckenbauer was so prominent and once brought Germany the 1974 World Cup champion as a player. While Baresi not once. When Italy was 1982 World Cup champion, he was only a reserve player and never once played. In the center-back position, Gaetano Scirea’s name is still too strong.
The Italian coach at the time, Enzo bearzot said, “Baresi is only 22 years old and he still has plenty of time,” he said. Unfortunately, the time spent Baresi with Gli Azzurri less successful. He can only bring Italy in the 3 rd place of the 1990 World Cup and runner-up in the 1994 World Cup.
Even so, the failure did not fade his prowess. As a captain, he remains an authoritative figure and able to manage the team well. As a defender, he’s an impenetrable fortress. Yes, he is indeed a sacred symbol of the Rossoneri that is difficult to find a replacement.