Any striker who came up against the AC Milan defence of the late 1980s and 1990s usually left the pitch crestfallen. Led by their elegant captain Franco Baresi, the Rossoneri defence kept the back door firmly shut as they cruised to three Champions Leagues and six Serie A titles.
Baresi played his entire career at Milan, captaining the side for 15 seasons, playing 719 matches and winning 18 trophies in total. He was so good, the club retired his number six shirt in his honour.
The Italian legend, who played 81 times for his country, visited Dubai for the AC Milan Academy Dubai Champions Cup, in which more than 600 youngsters who attend the club’s soccer school took part.
Wearing his official Diesel club blazer and Oakley sunglasses, the charming Baresi sat on the sunny terrace of Roberto’s restaurant in DIFC to talk about football today.