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Coach Roberto D’Aversa spoke to the press on the eve of Parma vs. Milan (12:30 CEST kick-off.) in the pre-match press conference.

On Milan: "They lined up using a 4-3-3 formation against Lazio before switching to a 3-4-2-1, with this depending on what was going on in the match. I believe they’ll come here and use the former formation. We need to think about the match we played against them earlier on in the season, when we played really well: we had other chances apart from the one which gave us the lead. We come into the game on the back of two positive results. We’re rediscovering the battling spirit of a team that wants to save itself. I want the players to show determination and be proactive in tomorrow’s match: nothing can be taken for granted in football."

On the lineup: “Gervinho trained all week with the team, Bruno Alves also worked with the group and will therefore be part of the matchday squad. I’ll make my final selections tomorrow. How we interpret the match against an opponent looking for Champions League qualification will be important, but our motivation to secure our objective of avoiding relegation needs to prevail. When you play these matches in front of a large crowd, giving 100% might not be enough. I hope that the lads play to the absolute limit."

On the Tardini's crowd: "It’ll be important that the crowd supports us, as they have always done. Those cheering on from the Curva have always given us their backing, while it’s important that the whole crowd push us on too. We need to give the crowd something to shout about, their support will be vital in terms of creating a tight-knit environment. It’s not a coincidence that we did well against Torino, for example, with a reshuffled line-up, nor that we did well when we beat Genoa at home."

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