press-conference25 November 2020

BONERA: "OUR SPIRIT WILL BE KEY"

Bonera and Bennacer's words at Milanello on the eve of Lille v AC Milan

We're back in Europa League action, facing Lille once again. After the defeat on matchday 3, the Rossoneri will certainly want to beat the French side and wrap up qualification as soon as possible. As it was against Napoli, Daniele Bonera will coach the side and, therefore, spoke in the pre-match press conference at Milanello. Alongside him was Ismaël Bennacer. Their thoughts streamed live on the AC Milan Official App and Milan TV:

DANIELE BONERA

LILLE V AC MILAN
“Winning is good for everyone’s morale. We are about to face a very strong team that caused us problems in the first leg, and they are not surprisingly second in the league and first in this Europa League group. They have quality players in attack. In the first leg, we made some technical and tactical mistakes that we will try not to make tomorrow. Our spirit will be an important factor. Will I settle for a draw? On the pitch, we always want to dominate, a philosophy that is part of the history of this Club and we must carry it on.”

TEAM
“We have been used to playing every three days since last May, we might have had some injuries, but we are a quality squad which always allows us to be fierce competitors. We know our frame of mind, we know what has brought us to the top and what it takes to stay there. We are a great team.”

IBRAHIMOVIĆ
“Ibrahimović was already fired up for his return as soon as possible, but this is nothing new because he is a great man and a great athlete.”

ISMAËL BENNACER

AFTER NAPOLI
“We won as a team. It was a difficult game, but the difference with this one was that we really came together with great team spirit.”

AHEAD OF LILLE
“When you lose it always hurts. We want to redeem the defeat of the first leg, we will do everything to win. It will be a pleasure to return to play in France and face a great team like Lille. But above all, it will be nice to return to play in France wearing the AC Milan shirt. At San Siro we suffered, but we worked a lot on what went wrong and we will try to put it right on the pitch tomorrow.”

ROSSONERI DEVELOPMENT
“I think only of the game. I feel great with AC Milan, I am playing and learning a lot. A year ago, I was a different player and now I have improved in several ways. Even Ibra is helping me to develop, he talks to me and helps me, he always expects perfection in the game and also in training.”


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