Juventus and Milan meet at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday. Both teams have got 69 points from 34 matches and are just two points ahead of fifth-placed Napoli.
Milan boss Stefano Pioli admits the game is ‘the most exciting and stimulating match’ of the season, but it won’t be the final determining factor for the top four.
We have to take in all the positive things from our journey so far, all the difficulties we overcame, so we can play like a mature team and know how to interpret the game tomorrow,
” said Pioli in his press conference, which quoted byFootball Italia
“It is the most exciting and stimulating match, certainly. Dreams are only wonderful if they come true. We prepared our strategy and gave it our complete focus.
“Whoever wins has a big possibility of qualifying for the Champions League, but tomorrow’s result won’t be the end of it. There are other matches after that, we also have a head-to-head with Atalanta, and it means we are in charge of our own destiny.
“Beating Juventus would be an extraordinary result. There will be difficulties, they are a strong side, but we have to prove ourselves in those 90 minutes.”
There are rumors thatDonnarumma
may not be in the game, as it looks like the 22-year-old goalkeeper will join
at the end of the season as a free agent.
At this moment, all of Milan and its players have just one objective, which is what is good for Milan, not personal interest,
” said the coach.
“I have no doubts over the professionalism of these players. They sweat for the shirt right to the end. There’s no certainty over the future, but we are concentrated only on tomorrow’s match.
“I spoke to all the players and we have a strategy for tomorrow. We had all hoped to be in this position and have the energy to take it home. Clearly, the first half of the season was exhilarating and then we had a dip, but this was always the target.
“We know that Juve have a lot of quality, but we believe in our capabilities. Milan want to end the Juventus Stadium taboo and we can do it with intensity and quality.
“Juve have great players and we have to limit their qualities when they have the ball at their feet. As for us, we need to move the ball faster to be more impactful and unpredictable.
“I saw the team prepared mentally for this match. It’s a game that, in case of victory, could give us a further confidence boost. We wanted this pressure by raising expectations and we’ve got what it takes.”