Junior Messias believes that AC Milan squad are starting to get back towards full fitness, and they certainly showed it during the rout of Wolfsberger tonight.
Milan ran out 5-0 winners in Austria with five different scorers getting in on the act, starting with Rafael Leao and Ante Rebic in the first half and continuing into the second half with Messias, Yacine Adli and Matteo Gabbia adding some gloss to the scoreline.
Messias came on for Leao at half time and Alexis Saelemaekers switched flanks, with the former Crotone man scoring the goal to make it 3-0 thanks to Theo Hernandez’s excellent low ball across the edge of the six-yard box allowing for an easy tap-in.
The Brazilian winger spoke to Sky Italia after the game to comment on the performance and the season ahead, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.
“We are starting to take the right step. It is normal that we are not in the best condition, but we try to improve day by day to get ready for the first day,” he said.
On last season: “I’m happy, winning the title has a different flavour.”
On the Champions League: “Last year we had a great group, it wasn’t easy. This year we need to do better.”
On Adli and Origi: “They integrated immediately, Adli is a great player and he showed himself on the pitch. We are a united group.”
On the objectives for the season: “As a team, continue to win. Definitely do better than last year.”