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"Milan special game for me" - Inzaghi

Saturday02 January 2021 | 18:42
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Pippo Inzaghi confirms playing against Milan will always be "special" for him, but the Benevento coach isn’t fooled with Milan superstars' missing.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT.

“This feels a bit like the game against Lazio, when I was up against my brother Simone,”

Inzaghi

admitted in his press conference.

“It was a tough experience on a human level, but also a very emotional one, difficult to describe. Everyone knows how much I love Milan and I think that sentiment is mutual with the Rossoneri fans. As we say in these situations, we’ll be rivals for 90 minutes and after that I can get back to being the Number One Milan Fan.

“I told the players to relish these opportunities, because a year ago we were in Serie B and now we’re facing the Serie A leaders, eager to achieve another coup after taking points off Lazio and Juventus.”

While Theo Hernandez suspended, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis Saelemaekers, Ismael Bennacer, and Matteo Gabbia are still out of play injured.

“Milan are unbeaten since May, so that means they have a great coach and a squad capable of pushing through despite missing key players,”

Pippo added.

“If we read the names of the possible substitutes, we can hardly call this an advantage. In theory, we have very little chance of a positive result and it’s one of the toughest fixtures we’ll face this season.”

Benevento team for Milan: Montipò, Manfredini, Lucatelli, Gori; Letizia, Tuia, Glik, Foulon, Pastina, Barba; Del Pinto, Basit, Tello, Dabo, Improta, Insigne, Schiattarella, Ionita, Hetemaj; Lapadula, Caprari, Di Serio, Moncini, Sau

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