Reina: “We must have personality and confidence; Juve the perfect bounce-back”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina has insisted that Juventus Stadium is the perfect place to bounce back from three tough results.

The Rossoneri needed to respond to defeats against Inter and Sampdoria on Tuesday night, but lowly Udinese held Gennaro Gattuso’s side to a 1-1 draw.

Gianluigi Donnarumma was forced off early on with a knee problem, allowing Reina to make his first appearance for Milan in Serie A, but he couldn’t keep a clean sheet.

“We practically went from 2-0 to 1-1, we suffered a draw on a quick restart,” he told MilanTV.

“In the end we did something more to look for the 2-1. We also had opportunities with Castillejo, but this is it.

“We are sorry for the draw. We have to react. Fortunately, we will have a unique atmosphere on Saturday.”

“Injuries? It’s April, there are so many games, and even the national teams, we have a wide squad and we can’t complain.

“We have to lick our wounds and get up and defend fourth place, we can’t forget it. We have to give 110%, we have to focus on doing things right, playing ‘our’ football, having personality and self-confidence.

“This group deserves it [top four]. Winning at Juventus Stadium? It’s ninety minutes, it’s a special match against one of the strongest teams in Europe. It’s the best scenario to react.”

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