The Milan returns to the field after the poker of Lecce and the San Siro arrives Rome. The Rossoneri manager Stefano Pioli presents the challenge at the press conference: “It is certainly a pleasure to return to our house, but it is only a partial return. I hope to play in front of our fans as soon as possible”.DIRECT CLASH WITH ROME – “Are there not nine points of distance with Roma? Today I agree with Capello. We and Roma are quite similar, but reality sees us far away and it is a direct clash. We have to improve the ranking. It’s a opportunity for the championship, to field our qualities: an opportunity to be exploited “.
HIGH PRESSING AND FAST FINALIZATION – “All games can be different, it also depends on the attitude of the opponents. I think it is very important in this season finale to know how to read the games. Tomorrow we will play with a great heat, we will have to measure our strength, we will have to be aggressive but be good even when there is a dribble, as done in Lecce, against an opponent who has qualities but can also give us space “.
4-2-3-1 – “I believe that the movement has always been there, it is clear that when Ibrahimovic plays we have different characteristics. But also Zlatan is no longer a firm reference point because he likes to meet. I like players who know how to get into the spaces and put doubts to the opponents’ defenses. A strong team is one that exploits the characteristics of its players “.
HOW IS IBRA – “He worked hard and well, yesterday the first training session with my team-mates and I’m happy. But he needs time, tomorrow he won’t be in the game for sure. Tomorrow he will work and he won’t be on the bench with us”.
REBIC POINT OR OUTSIDE – “Ante has excellent characteristics, has shown he can do well in front, from outside but also from second striker. In Lecce he has played with an important physical and mental intensity, he has expanded his baggage and is becoming a very important player”.
A GROUP GOES – “I am not sure of the results we will be able to obtain, but I am sure that the team will give everything in these eleven games because it is made up of professionals and real men. We have certainly grown a lot. Let’s not forget that I had arrived in Rome for two weeks with half a stop, we have made many steps forward and we will have many opportunities. It is a difficult but also stimulating calendar, but we think one game at a time because tomorrow’s is delicate and you need a game from Milan. ”
REBIC – “He has to play with that intensity, he has important physical strength and he has always managed to disturb the opponent’s position. Aggressiveness is now part of our game. The sooner we recover the ball the sooner we can have chances. He made a 70-meter run-up behind a full back, they are important signs. Having these mental attitudes will be crucial. “CASTILLEJO – “Honestly, I don’t know why there is little talk about it, but Samu knows how to combine quality with quantity and must continue like this because he has the characteristics to do well.
BUDGET AGAINST ROME – “The 7-1 of last year? For me there are no perfect matches, but that has come very close. I’m not so attentive to these numbers, then we must also evaluate the team level with which I faced Roma. That what matters is tomorrow’s game, we are interested in doing well in the championship and improving our position in the standings. We have not yet won a game with those in front of us, from here to the end of the season we will face them all except Inter and it will be a opportunity to demonstrate our growth. Only Atalanta has put us under, we have not been up to it. We have always lacked a little, now we show the opposite “.
KJAER – “If he does all the training today there will be tomorrow, he is a personality and intelligent player. I am also happy with the recovery of Duarte, he has some nice qualities. Given the absence of Musacchio we need more players”.
Bennacer – “He has incredible physicality in one on one, he is also improving in management. He is growing a lot, he is destined to become a level player.”
DONNARUMMA – “Any advice to give him for the future? He is very calm, determined and very attached to Milan. I think he will make the best decision for himself, I don’t see him far from Milan. I haven’t talked to him about the future, we are focused on the championship “.