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Bonera: we know Ibra’s importance

Sat 21 November 2020 | 14:45

Daniele Bonera has been overseeing Milan this week and has been in contact with Pioli and will replace him and his assistant as they have contracted Coronavirus.

The ex-

Milan

defender Daniele Bonera will replace

Stefano Pioli

and his assistant as they have tested positive for COVID-19.

Bonera is happy to be back and reunite with his former teammate Gennaro Gattuso.

“I am very happy to return to Naples and find Rino as an opponent,” Bonera said.

"He was a friend on the field and he continues to be one outside, there will be space after the game for an affectionate greeting,” he continued.

"All games are very important, I don’t see it as a final exam, I believe in the responsibility of the players, it’s just a small piece, it’s a long way before the end of the season.”

Bonera has been overseeing the team this week and has been in touch with Pioli.

“I’ve never felt alone. I was always in close contact with the coach. I thank the club for what they have done on a technological level. I had carte blanche during training sessions.

“As for the game, we don’t want to create confusion. We thought of having a pre-match meeting, then if there are important things, we will have another check at the end of the first half.

“It’s going to be a tough game but we want to impose ourselves. Everyone feels well, Leao had that problem and he will be evaluated again in 10 days. Today we have a new training and tomorrow we leave for Napoli.”

Ante Rebic

will play instead of

Leao

on the left.

"Ante is an important player, he must have a good condition for his characteristics,” said Bonera.

“We know that he is not 100% fit because the elbow problem still affects him when he moves.

"As for

Ibra

, he needed to have a break even mentally, he’s always presented himself as a group leader, we know his importance.

“The team has grown in terms of responsibility and culture of work. Seeing the players who came back from the national team only to say hello and do therapies has filled me with pride.”

If Milan have a penalty, Ibrahimovic will not kick it.

"Ibra said it, I raise my hands, if he said it, it will be Franck [Kessie, to take it].”

Hakan Calhanoglu

’s contract will expire soon and they are negotiating the new deal, but as far as it seems, they are far away from an agreement.

"We are very happy with the performance of Calhanoglu, I don’t want to speak about his contract but yesterday he made me understand that he cares about this shirt.”


source: SportMob