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Milan facing a team with great quality, I know Cavani well - Kjaer

Wed 17 March 2021 | 17:01

The Denmark international reveals why he was surprised by his team-mate Fikayo Tomori and believes the battle against Manchester United is “like a final”.

Milan

are set to go against

Manchester United

on Thursday in the

Europa League

Round of 16’s second leg, with the first leg coming down to a 1-1 draw.

"

We must always improve. We did positive things in the first leg, but we must keep improving,"

Simon Kjaer

said.

"We have done so much that we no longer need to talk about our group as a young one.

"The road to get here was long. There were positive steps and some difficult moments,"

he continued.

"Qualifying for the next stage would be great, tomorrow's game is like a final, but we must remember we would achieve nothing if we qualify."

Although

Edinson Cavani

did not feature in the first leg, he is in action for tomorrow’s clash.

"

We know we are facing a team with great quality. I know Cavani well, having played with him at Palermo,"

Kjaer said.

"His career speaks for him. We'll need to have the same attention as the first leg. We respect Manchester United, but we'll play our game."

When asked about

Zlatan Ibrahimović

being back on the team, he answered:

"He always gives something more to the team, on and off the pitch. I am not the coach. I can't say if he will play tomorrow. Indeed, his presence is significant for us."

Kjaer’s fellow countryman

Cristian Eriksen

has shown appreciation for his help but admitted that the 31-year-old is featuring for the “wrong team”.

"I didn't hear what he said, but if he said something bad about me, he was joking. If he said something nice, I would thank him."


source: SportMob