Kjaer explains cons of no fans at Milan-Genoa; hails ‘excellent’ Pioli

By Isak Möller -

Having recovered from his injury struggles, Simon Kjaer is gearing up to take on Genoa on Sunday afternoon. By the looks of it, the Danish international will play the game from start, sending Mattia Gabbia back to the bench. 

Ahead of the game, the AC Milan defender spoke to MilanTV (via MilanNews.it) about what’s to come, considering that the game will be played behind closed doors. As he explained it, it will be very different for the player, having nothing to lean back on.

“Without the fans, it’s very bad. There is nothing that can cheer you up, there is nobody, everything is empty. It will be very strange, but it will also be an opportunity to understand where we are heading.

“In my opinion, football is won with the head and on Sunday against Genoa, we have to show that we are stronger than them and that we want to win. Having the fans would have been better because it would have given us a hand,” he began.

The former Atalanta man also spoke about Stefano Pioli, who is expected to leave the Rossoneri at the end of the season, paving the way for German Ralf Rangnick. As we could have guessed, the Italian manager is likeable among the players.

“I only have positive things to say about him, he has always given me confidence and responsibility. He is tactically good on the aspects that concern the field, but as a human he also makes a difference. He is an excellent person,” he continued.

Hopefully, the Rossoneri will grab an important win on Sunday afternoon, as getting back from the ‘mini-break’ with three points would be perfect moving forward.

“It will be a difficult game, because they are playing for salvation. I know the Danish players who play very well there, they are not an easy team to face. We must win, there is nothing else to do,” he concluded.

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