Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis assures he is ‘feeling great’ and thanks fans for their messages of support after his cancer diagnosis. ‘I understand what the players feel when San Siro is packed and driving the team on.’
The former Arsenal director announced this week that he had been diagnosed with a carcinoma in his throat, but that it had been caught early and the prognosis was very good.
“I’m really feeling great. I’m working during the day, I am also undergoing some medical checks to start my therapy. I’ll be fine, the most important thing is I can’t wait to get back to AC Milan,” Gazidis told the official Rossoneri club channel.
“That is important to me. It’s important that the team is growing. The beginning of the season has to be strong.”
He received messages from all over the world, including a huge banner by the Milan ultras.
“I was speechless, it’s incredible. I’d like to thank everyone from my heart. To all the fans, the Curva Sud, which did a wonderful thing, as well as the Association of Milan fan clubs who have written to me. These things give me great strength.
“This strength is like a wind at my back which pushes me forward. Things are easier for me with this support. It’s a bit like being a player on the field, now I understand what the players feel when San Siro is packed and driving the team on.
“That’s how I feel now and there is no better feeling than this.”
Gazidis is continuing to work on their transfer strategy and business deals while in America for treatment.
“People have written me very special messages. I am ready for this challenge and I’ll surely be back at the club soon. I have complete faith in the club’s staff, we have a very strong team, both on and off the field.
“The club won’t let up. This season will be important for us. Thanks to everyone and always Forza Milan.”
A special thank you message from our CEO, Ivan Gazidis, to all the Rossoneri world 💌🔴⚫
— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 24, 2021