Saelemaekers fuels Milan ahead of Napoli clash and praises Bonera: “He did a good job”

By Isak Möller -

Milan are currently gearing up to take on Napoli away from home, set to have their final training session this evening before making the trip down south tomorrow. A very important test for Stefani Pioli’s men. 

Alexis Saelemaekers, who has become a key player for the Rossoneri in recent months, will play from start on the right flank as usual. In an interview with SportMediaset, as cited by MilanNews.it, he spoke about the clash.

“We are another team now, we have more confidence. On Sunday, we will go to Naples to win,” he began.

Pioli won’t be able to coach his players from the bench, just like his assistant Giacomo Murelli, having tested positive for COVID-19. Instead, Milan will be led by current staff member and former player Daniele Bonera.

“It’s not an easy moment for Pioli, we hope to win for him. Bonera is ready for this match, he did a good job with the team this week,” he continued.

Milan’s goal, of course, is to make top four this season and thus qualify for the ever so important Champions League. However, based on their fantastic start (currently in first place), the word Scudetto is no longer taboo.

“We have to think one game at a time, but I think we can do something important this year. I think trust is very important for a player. Now the coach is giving me great confidence and this is helping me to do what I’m doing,” he concluded.

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