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Pioli: “Ibrahimovic will not feature against Lazio”

Sun 25 April 2021 | 10:17

Milan manager Stefano Pioli announced that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not feature in the clash against Lazio tomorrow, and says his replacement can be Mario Mandzukic.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

did not make an appearance for

Milan

in their battle against

Sassuolo

last weekend and will miss tomorrow’s fixture against

Lazio

as well.

He is feeling a bit better, but he is not ready for tomorrow, he can return in the next game [against Benevento],”

Stefano Pioli said.

“Either Mandzukic or Leao can play up front, Mario is feeling well and has the right characteristics to help us inside the opponents’ box.”

Milan are sitting second on the

Serie A

table, with only three points in their advantage from

Napoli

, who sit fifth.

“These 32 games proved we have been stronger than any other side, except Inter. We’ve been the only ones to stand up against the Nerazzurri, we can play the last games with our ambitions. Our target is still there, we haven’t been lucky, we are here because we deserve it,”

Pioli insisted.

“We can’t think we won’t qualify for the Champions League; we’ve proved we are strong, but we need to do it until the end. Those who will not finish top four will obviously be disappointed.

“Matches against direct rivals are worth double. It will be an important game for them and us.”


source: SportMob