Junior Messias came off the bench to secure all three points against Genoa on Friday night, sending Milan back to the top of Serie A thanks to a 2-0 victory.
Earlier in the evening, Inter saw off Spezia to leapfrog the Rossoneri and go top of the table, meaning Milan had to win to regain the lead in an incredibly tight title race.
Speaking to DAZN after the win (quoted by MilanNews), Messias was keen to focus solely on Milan’s objectives for the rest of the campaign.
“I didn’t see the Inter result if I have to tell the truth. We only have to think about us. We knew it was difficult after the last two results. We have to keep working and the positive results will come.”
Having scored a brace in December’s reverse fixture away at Genoa, Messias’ strike tonight ended a drought, having not scored since February. Discussing the strike, he stated: “I am calm and serene because I know that if you work as a professional, good things will come”.
The 30-year-old admitted that games were now becoming more important as the season rears its head, describing the three points picked up as ‘important’, and insisting that results and victories are what Milan must continue to chase.