Pepe Reina: “We must give soul, heart and grit for 90 minutes”

By Oliver Fisher -

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina has promised that AC Milan will give ‘soul’ on the field to overcome their recent struggles.

The Rossoneri have had their worst start to a season through the first six games since 1938, losing four fixtures including three on the bounce.

Reports from il Corriere dello Sport earlier in the week sepculated that failure to beat Genoa on Saturday could spell the end for head coach Marco Giampaolo.

Rudi GarciaAndriy ShevchenkoGennaro GattusoRoberto Donadoni and Claudio Ranieri have been mentioned as possible replacements, while Max Allegri and Luciano Spalletti are reportedly the ‘dream options’.

Reina meanwhile has not made an appearance yet this season for Milan, but has rallied his team-mates to get out of their current slump through hard work.

“You can win, you can tie and you can lose,” he told Sky Italia, via MilanNews.

“What you must never miss is the soul, the heart, the grit for 90 minutes and so at the end of the game you feel empty.

“That is the only thing we can never complain about. We must be able to look into each other’s eyes and say: ‘Guys we did everything we could, we are at peace with ourselves’.

“That is the only thing, that when you put 100% you can’t complain, then obviously in the world of football for people the results count a lot, but for us the fundamental basis must be to empty ourselves on the field.”


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