He said: "In the past 23 years football has changed a great deal. Now every game is live on television, the style of the sport is far quicker and more physical. Training regimes are continually developing. This sport still gives me special emotions.
"I have not yet decided what to do at the end of my career. I hope to continue with this club that has given me so much. I'd need more experience and to go around the world to become a director, but I'd prefer to stay in my home town."
Maldini may be pushing 40, but he still has ambitions for his final six months as a player.
"The greatest memories are certainly the eight Champions League Finals I was able to play. It seemed like a dream to win it in Athens last year, but life is made of dreams and I'd like to reach the Final in Moscow this May. Why not try again this year?"
The full-back spent his entire career with the Rossoneri jersey on his back, so does he regret not attempting another overseas experience?
"I never felt the need because I've always had the good fortune to play in my home town where my father was crowned Champion of Europe. If I really had to change, then I would've gone to Spain," explained Paolo.
"In the moments of difficulty I had my family and friends around me in Milan to lean on. For a foreign player who is overseas it must be more complicated to get through the tough times. My advice is not to read the newspapers."