Milan will be looking to extend their 21-game unbeaten run this evening, taking on Roma at San Siro. It won’t be an easy game for the Rossoneri, but their recent form has shown that they can overcome just about anything.
Stefano Pioli’s men are currently on 12 points, first in the standings, and could increase their lead to four points. In an interview with Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews.it, Paolo Maldini shared his thoughts on the situation.
On COVID cases: “We will reach a point where we will reach herd immunity, we are at fifteen. They told us that with antibodies we don’t get sick again. The Lega has asked us to stick to the protocol and we are doing it.”
On the standings: “We must be balanced, we know that difficult moments will come, the club is aware of it, but we are ambitious. Young people help because sometimes they are unknowing.”
The technical director also spoke about the future of Gigio Donnarumma, whose contract will expire next summer. Of course, as he confirmed, their intention is obviously to lock down the youngster for many years to come.
On Donnarumma’s contract: “Stability meant that this year we started in this way, not considering a Gigio as a fixed point is absolutely wrong. He is, along with Alessio, a true captain, a leader, the club must at least try to hold him back with all of its strength.”
On the transfer market: “If we have the possibility to strengthen ourselves we will do it, otherwise we will remain like this. If there is the possibility of taking a player who helps us make the leap, why not, in the last transfer market we did not spend what we could have spent.”
On the decisive step: “Last season we played so many games that we played well, we lacked a bit of confidence. Even with Rino, we arrived at the decisive moment and we melted, losing our certainties. We tried to get rid of the idea of feeling inferior to others, also thanks to the coach.”
Kick-off is scheduled for 20:45, meaning we have just a few minutes left until it starts, and it sure will be an interesting game. Gigio Donnarumma and JP Hauge, after testing positive for COVID-19, will miss out on the action.