Serie A TIM


One day to the second important challenge of the week with one of the big teams of the championship, scheduled tomorrow at 15:00 on the Picco's ground, and coach Thiago Motta is ready to face it with his head held on, confident in his players: "Morally it is true that after a defeat is not easy, but we had two days to overcome it and we have the chance to go back on the field with the same determination you saw on Wednesday.

I don't think that the turnover can affect the course of the match, it's a particular week, but the players are young and physically strong, and I don't think it will be a problem, on the contrary, we have the opportunity to take the field and show what we can do.

The defensive phase must start with our first forwards. I'm sure we can and must do better. There are moments in the match when it's important to work together in order not to leave space and not to give the other team the opportunity to play between the lines: we have to defend well and recover the ball in order to start off on the counter-attack, and to do this we need intelligence and aggressiveness.

Strelec and Salcedo? They're both doing well, that's why they're in the group for tomorrow's match, and like the others, they have the possibility to start as starters or to enter during the course of the match, a moment in which a player can make the difference because, as we experienced with Bourabia, many games are won at the end.

I expect the best Milan possible, they are a great team with a great coach and they are showing it since the beginning of the championship, not only in Serie A, but also in the fantastic game against a team like Liverpool. It's up to us to work and try to bring situations in our favor, taking advantage of their weak points and trying to bring the game to our side.

Antiste? He's a guy who is doing well physically and mentally, since he arrived he knows what he has to do, he constantly shows it on the pitch. His efforts are huge and I'm happy with his goal against Juve, he deserved it after all his efforts. Surely he still has to grow and learn many things, but I'm satisfied with his performance and I'm convinced that the path is the right one".

(Photo LaPresse)