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.
did not make an appearance forMilan
in their battle againstSassuolo
last weekend and will miss tomorrow’s fixture againstLazio
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 theSerie A
table, with only three points in their advantage fromNapoli
, 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,”
“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.”