MILANELLO – An afternoon training session is scheduled tomorrow at 15.30 at Milanello for the rossoneri.
MILAN – As indicated by the official Chievo website, the gialloblù took part in an afternoon training session today. The players that played against Empoli on Sunday did some mobility exercises, aerobic strengthening drills and passing practice before finishing the afternoon session in the gym. The rest of the squad did a series of circuit drills followed by shooting practice. The session came to an end with a practice match on a reduced size pitch. All of the Chievo players trained except for Mariano Izco and Ezequiel Schelotto who worked apart on their respective recovery programmes.
Chievo are Milan’s opponents this Saturday in Serie A.
MILANELLO – To read about what the players did in training today, on the day that Cristian Zapata also celebrated his 28th birthday, then please click here.
MILANELLO – The afternoon training session at the Milanello Training Centre has begun out on the lower pitch behind the gym. It began with a round of applause and best wishes for Poli and Zapata who celebrated yesterday and today respectively their birthdays.
The session then proceeded with some technical and fitness exercises: running and passing drills over various work stations.
MILANELLO - Before training today, birthday-boy Cristian Zapata spoke to the Milan Channel. This is what he had to say about his feelings on the day of his 28th birthday:
"I’m happy to celebrate another birthday as part of this great team. As a present, I want a victory on Saturday evening. For today I’ll celebrate by training and then I will celebrate with my wife and daughter this evening. After training, birthday cake! Both mine and Poli’s, who celebrated his birthday yesterday."
The Colombian defender also spoke about the team’s performance against Cesena and looked ahead to Saturday’s match with Chievo:
"We played a good first half at Cesena and then our intensity dropped a bit after the interval. The important thing is to not go a goal down because of our errors, as it then becomes all that more harder. In the first 5 matches I’ve tried to give my all. I have a big desire to do well this year and I am putting everything into it. Saturday evening is a very important match."
MILAN – The Youth Sector league match between Atalanta-Milan has been postponed to a later date that is yet to be confirmed.