AC Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini has taken a swipe at his former teammates.

Ambrosini is proud he chose to stay with Milan, while fellow club icons Alessandro Nesta and Rino Gattuso chose to move on.

"Gattuso and Nesta? Well, I stayed ...," said Ambrosini, who was also asked about PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"Despite certain behavior, Ibra had an inspirational effect on all his teammates."

The midfielder continued: "We can do well, but we must also be realistic. If the management has decided not to renew the contracts of certain players it's because they believed they were at the end of their cycle."