If Milan win tonights match against Hellas Verona F.C., they will go four points clear at the top of the league table, so would they say they are Scudetto competitors?
“I can’t say that, because if we reach the end of the season and don’t win the Scudetto, I can’t say I’ll be sad. It’d be fantastic, but I can’t say more than that.”
affirms Alessio Romagnoli is out of theMilan
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. 'We will unavoidably lose games, however should play with courage.'
Romagnoli pulled out during the warm-up with a fibrous tissue injury, so Matteo Gabbia is replacing him in the squad.
“We have almost everyone at our disposal right now, so we cannot complain and Gabbia is ready to step in,” Maldini told Sky Sport Italia.
The 3-0 defeat to Lille in the Europa League on Thursday was Milan's first loss since March, finishing a run of 24 official games unbeaten.
“I know we will inevitably lose a few games. What I hope is that Milan nonetheless plays with courage. Even a heavy defeat like Thursday must make us think, but not become frightened, it spurs us on to react.”
was obviously bothered when he was subbed during that loss to LOSC.
“I played at a high level, so it’s normal to feel motivated, otherwise you can’t handle everything. You need that at the age of 19, 29, and 39, it’s what keeps you going.
“His gesture was a bit of everything, he was angry at himself, at the team, at everyone. Lille probably would’ve reached the Champions League if Ligue 1 had been completed last season.
“Ibra was frustrated because great champions always want the maximum from every situation. You always seek perfection, but you’ll never find it.”