Milan hero Jon Dahl Tomasson has claimed that his last minute Champions League goal against Ajax saved Carlos Ancelotti his job.

Tomasson has been quoted in Danish newspaper BT as saying: “He would have been fired if we hadn’t have gone through, so my goal saved him.”

Milan are out of contention for the Scudetto and looked certain to go out of the Champions’ League on away goals until Tomasson’s late winner.

Tomasson was a summer signing from Feyenoord last summer, but has generally been used as a squad player. He has scored 10 goals this season, with most of them coming in the Coppa Italia.

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