AC Milan Women’s goalkeeper Mária Korenčiová believes the management have got recruitment right, and revealed that the upcoming Coppa Italia final is an ‘extra stimulus’.
It is a busy and crucial period for the Rossonere as they are battling for a spot in the Champions League and could add some silverware too if they win the upcoming cup final against Roma.
Korenčiová spoke to Milan TV and discussed the crucial upcoming matches, striving to do better than the goalless draw they got against Roma last time out.
“With Roma it was the first draw of the season, we lost two points, but we have to look at the performance, at the whole match and how Roma played; they played a great game, they improve every year,” he said (via MilanNews).
“For us it was important to keep the gap with Sassuolo and score points: it’s a small step towards the goal. Against Fiorentina, the wound was still fresh and we wanted our revenge. Fiorentina are a good team, we must not forget them but we can beat them by playing well.”
On qualifying for the Champions League: “I can’t say how I would feel if we had to qualify. I believe it! It would be a historic milestone. I’m in my third season at Milan and I’m happy to have decided to come here. We’ve had three great seasons, always playing. better and now we are close to reaching our goal.”
On the save of the season: “I don’t think there is a particular save that has marked the season, because I think it can still come because now we have three difficult races ahead of us and every save can be decisive: every point scored, every race can be.”
On the Coppa Italia Final: “We have changed some players during these three seasons and the choice of building the squad with different mentalities and different ways of playing was very important, so I believe that the choice of players who could work well together was fundamental for our season.
“The final is an extra stimulus, it was one of our goals and we achieved it, but I think no one will talk about the goal achieved if we don’t win it. So we want to work hard to achieve this goal, because we don’t want to end up empty-handed.
“The more years you play, the more years you have experience and you are able to better manage the pressure that we will surely feel in the final. Preparing a final at 20 or 30 years old makes a difference, it is like this for every player,so I hope to put my experience at the service of the team.”