AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini has reaffirmed plans to hang up his boots at the end of this season.

Ahead of tonight's UEFA Cup tie at Werder Bremen, Maldini said: "I am here because even today I still enjoy it. To have a career like mine, you must have luck to not run into serious accidents.

"However, even without my physical ailments, this is my last season because after this season I do not think my body would allow me to play at the highest levels."