Messias says ‘there is little to celebrate’ as Milan shift focus to Inter

By Isak Möller -

Junior Messias was given the chance from start in AC Milan’s 2-0 win against Lazio earlier today and the Brazilian did well. He was understandably pleased as he shared his thoughts with the media. 

The No.30 came off the bench against Cremonese and scored the crucial equaliser, earning a spot in the starting eleven today. Once again, he did well and although he wasn’t spectacular, he didn’t make many errors either (see our ratings).

Speaking to Sky and DAZN, as cited by MilanNews, Messias spoke about today’s win and the mood in the team. He was also asked about the big game against Inter on Wednesday, which is the first of two legs.

What is the climate like in the locker room?

“We are concentrated, the most important challenge of the year awaits us. There is little to celebrate, we are already focused on the next match”.

On the semi-final…

“We are very happy to play in a semi-final, but no one remembers who plays in the semi-final, only those that reach the final.”

How do you feel physically?

“I always try to give my best, today it wasn’t easy to play with this temperature. I always try to work to make myself available to the coach, whether it’s half a game, or whether it’s 90 minutes like today. It’s been a while since I’ve played a whole game, I certainly lack top condition but I feel good.”

On the group…

“The important thing is that those who play give their best. We are a united group and whoever takes the field is always ready to give everything for the team. And in my opinion, that’s why we won the Scudetto last year, because we were a team and it’s our strength.”

It remains to be seen if Messias will start against Inter. A lot will depend on the condition of Rafael Leao, who appears to be fine but the recovery is still uncertain. Brahim Diaz could also take back his spot, having been benched today.


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