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"Europa League more physical" - Maldini

Thu 03 December 2020 | 18:59

Paolo Maldini hints the Europa League is "more physical than tactical" and can create obstacles for Milan, including against Celtic today.

A victory this evening, and Lille beating Sparta Prague, would fit both teams in the Round of 32.

Our objective first and foremost is to continue in the Europa League. After that, getting a game that doesn’t ‘matter’ is very useful in such a crammed fixture list,

” the director said.

The tempo is different in Europe to Serie A, but it can also be more physical than tactical, and that can send us off kilter.

Maldini

was questioned about the still in progress discussions for new deals including Gianluigi Donnarumma, Hakan Calhanoglu.

There’s no rush, there are appointments for meetings. It’s a continual process, none of the negotiations were ever really interrupted, it’s about finding the right moment to close a deal.

Milan still at the top of Serie A table with a five-point lead, but

Maldini

isn’t totally surprised by their progress.

I always saw positives, that the team was laying down the foundations. Zlatan Ibrahimovic can push you towards a result that might seem impossible, but that has always been true of champions

."

In Arrigo Sacchi’s Milan, he always pushed us to give something more and to be better than any opponent. We have this excellent spirit at the moment and want to keep that momentum going.


source: SportMob