â€śIf I could play one game again, it would not be Milan-Liverpool in Istanbul,â€ť he said of the Champions League Final in which they threw away a 3-0 lead in six minutes.
â€śWe played there for 120 minutes like Gods and for six like idiots. No, Iâ€™d love to replay the 2002 game against South Korea.
â€śI can still see Ahn Jung Hwanâ€™s Golden Goal, my last moment in the Nazionale.â€ť
Some at Milan are still trying to convince the captain to change his mind and play on, but the dye is cast.
â€śI am 100 per cent going to retire. This time last year I was doubtful, but not now. Negative incidents can happen when youâ€™re 25 or 40.
â€śThe problem is you cannot go against nature. You can push it, but at a certain point you need to give up. I still have the fire in my belly and could physically continue, but Iâ€™ve made my decision.â€ť