Monza owner Silvio Berlusconi says he's taken more joy from his current club over AC Milan.
Monza were promoted to Serie A for the first time in history last season and will meet Milan in Italy's top flight in 2022-23.
“I am still the most winning football president in the world, thanks to my Milan," declared former Italy PM Berlusconi.
"But this time, thanks to Adriano Galliani, who convinced me to take on this new adventure three years ago in Serie C, we made something extraordinary: give a place like Monza a spot they deserve in Serie A.
“Personally, I want to be the protagonist. Perhaps, not in the first season, but I want to compete with the top clubs. You know that I've won everything with Milan, but the emotions felt during the days of Monza's promotion were something unique, superior to any success obtained with the Rossoneri, with who I still have a close bond."