Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski has named Zlatan Ibrahimovic as his idol once again ahead of Sunday’s game against AC Milan.
The Rossoneri head to Turin knowing that they could do with three points to give a boost to their top four hopes, having slipped from top spot at the beginning of the year to as low as fifth a week ago.
Milan and Juventus are currently each tied on 69 points for the season, and both have difficult clashes in the three games that follow Sunday’s six pointer. Pioli’s men end the season with a trip to Atalanta while Juve have still to welcome champions and rivals Inter, so three points at the weekend would be absolutely fundamental.
Kulusevski spoke to Sky Italia in view on Sunday’s game at the Allianz Stadium, and there were no surprises about who he would like to join him at the Bianconeri.
“We haven’t started thinking about the match against Milan since Monday or Tuesday, we will only do it on the eve of the match. They are matches that if you live first you risk getting mentally distracted and exhausted,” he said (via MilanLive).
“In our dressing room there is great serenity. From the outside it is possible that some will be shocked as Juventus are fighting to play in the Champions League but in our environment we are very serene.
“Which player would I take away from Milan? Too easy, my idol Zlatan Ibrahimovic. We will have to play a very careful game in terms of balance, we will not have to throw ourselves into the attack immediately, but we will have to be patient.”