Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Serie A

AC Milan Must Remain Focused On Their League Form

AC Milan
Mario Balotelli of AC Milan celebrates his goal with his team-mate Kevin Prince Boateng during the TIM Cup match between AC Milan and US Alessandria at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 1, 2016 in Milan, Italy.

AC Milan head coach Siniša Mihajlović was content with his side’s performance in the Coppa Italia, defeating Alessandria 5-0 on aggregate. AC Milan will take on Juventus in the Coppa Italia final in less than 79 days. Mihajlović was quick to point out that the Rossoneri need to switch their attention back to the Serie A after this important win in the Coppa.

“It was massively important for us to book our place in the final and to play with the right approach and win in this manner. It was also important to give playing time to those players that have featured less this season” stated Mihajlović after AC Milan’s victory over Alessandria. “We achieved both our aims and we have also secured our first objective of the season. We will think about the final, however, when the time comes. The first priority is our next match in Serie A.”

Embed from Getty Images


Mihajlović was also quick to point out that certain players who participated in the second leg match against Alessandria are still not fit enough for a full 90 minutes in the Serie A. “You could see that Menez and Balotelli are still a little bit short of match fitness, and the same also applies at the moment to Luiz Adriano, but they will all be key players for us for now on.”

Siniša Mihajlović also was very pleased with others’ performances, “Romagnoli played well and so did Zapata. With Alex, we have three excellent center backs and I am kind of tempted to play with three at the back. All three of them are worthy of a starting place, but we will see who I choose for Sunday’s match.”

Embed from Getty Images


The Rossoneri take on the intriguing giant killers, Sassuolo, on Sunday and they will need to be on their top game against the club from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Sassuolo currently are in seventh place behind AC Milan by six points. “Sunday’s match with Sassuolo will be difficult. Sassuolo are in good shape seeing as they won at Lazio. But if we play as we have been doing lately, we can come away with all three points” stated Siniša Mihajlović.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The next few matches for the Rossoneri will be important, to the fact that if they don’t achieve all three points in their next four matches they can practically say goodbye to third place and that last Champions League spot. “Let’s see how things develop over the coming matches as to whether we can fight for third place. We have always been a close-knit group and only by working hard have we been able to come out of a negative situation. We have turned things around, we have reached the final, but in the league we are still sixth and we need to keep making up ground in the table.”

Keep it right here on The Stoppage Time, powered by Azteca Soccer, for more world football news. Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


More Footy You May Also Like

Serie A

A second half come back from Torino denied Inter Milan their first win of the season in a tight game at the San Siro....

Serie A

Paris Saint-Germain is not the only club under the weight with Financial Fair Play issues. The city of Milan, Italy is a city of...

National Teams

Mario Balotelli scored as Roberto Mancini made a winning start as Italy boss against Saudi Arabia. Former Manchester City and Liverpool forward Balotelli marked...

Serie A

Late goals, red cards and VAR decisions all played a big part in this season finale in Serie A game between Lazio and Internazionale...

Serie A

The dark days of football for Roberto d’Aversa’s Parma Calcio 1913, the successor to Parma Football Club may as well be over. The Juventus...

Serie A

Napoli fell four points behind Juventus once more after falling to a Giovanni Simeone hat trick and a 3-0 win at Fiorentina. Defender Kalidou...

Serie A

Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly’s last-gasp goal kept Napoli’s title hopes alive with a 1-0 win against Juventus to close the gap to just one...