MILANELLO – This is the list of 22 players that coach Inzaghi has called-up to the Milan squad for the match with Lazio on Sunday:
Abbiati, Agazzi, Lopez, Abate, Albertazzi, Alex, Armero, Bonera, Rami, Zaccardo, Zapata, Cristante, De Jong, Essien, Honda, Muntari, Poli, Saponara, El Shaarawy, Mastour, Menez, Niang.
Giampaolo Pazzini has not been included because of a muscle injury which will be assessed in the following hours.
MILAN – Lazio coach Stefano Pioli has called-up 23 players for the match with Milan on Sunday at the San Siro. They are as follows:
Berisha, Guerrieri, Strakosha; Braafheid, Cana, de Vrij, Novaretti, Konko, Radu, Gentiletti, Basta; Lulic, Ledesma, Gonzalez, Mauri, Parolo, Biglia, Candreva, Cataldi, Felipe Anderson; Klose, Keita, Djordjevic
MILAN – The Primavera have beaten Palazzolo 8-0 in a friendly match earlier today. The goals for the youth sector side coached by Cristian Brocchi came from Di Molfetta (2), Crociata, Gamarra, Calabria, Felicioli, Maresi and Ferrari.
MILAN – The players have begun their final training session ahead of Sunday’s match versus Lazio. Check out the website later for a full training report.
MILAN- Click here to read what was said by coach Filippo Inzaghi ahead of Milan-Lazio in the press conference earlier today.
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MILAN- Coach Filippo Inzaghi had this to say to the Milan Channel before his pre-match press conference:
Speaking about his first official match as Milan coach, Inzaghi said: “It will be a wonderful feeling. I am curious and excited. It’s fantastic to return to my stadium and be in front of my people. The team, I can guarantee, will give their all for the fans and for the club. The President has visited Milanello twice and his presence is fundamental. It will be a difficult debut, but nice.”
Inzaghi spoke about the responsibility of being first team coach: “I am very calm. The experiences with the youth sector helped me grow. I now have a great chance. I am excited but calm at the same time. When you work hard, have a great staff and club, brilliant players, you face it all in a calm manner.”
A word about Lazio where his brother Simone Inzaghi played as a player and is now coaching in the youth sector: “My brother and whole family will be present at the stadium. Lazio is something special for us and Simone has an important future. Lazio will be a tough side, we’ve studied them, but they also have to be aware of us.”
The Milan coach spoke about the stadium and the fans: “I hope the San Siro will help us. We need to get the fans involved, but I also hope that the Milan fans, who are special, can support us.”
Inzaghi said this about the arrival of Fernando Torres: “I’ve spoken to Torres, even if he still has to do the medical. I found out what kind of person he is and it all seems very positive. It’s not down to me to describe his qualities out on the pitch, but it is up to me to get him back to the levels he is capable of. I will study his best position. I haven’t got a pre-set formation, and if anything I prefer to model the side around the characteristics of the players.”
Inzaghi’s final words were on the squad: “This is a side that has picked itself up. Our opponents during the US tour were too difficult for our levels, but I still saw some positive aspects. We can’t deceive ourselves after the TIM Trophy, but we have to take the positives from that event. The spirit has never been missing. The side was a bit down and the players felt undervalued. I tried to pick them up and make them understand that I note everything.”