AC Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali has pledged that the team will give absolutely everything to put in a better performance against Inter and try overcome the first leg deficit.
Milan have a proverbial mountain to climb tomorrow night when they face off against their city rivals for the fifth time this season, given that they were well beaten in the first leg by Simone Inzaghi’s men as Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored inside the opening 11 minutes.
History shows that the Rossoneri have only come back from a two-goal first leg deficit in European competitions once in their history and that was all the way back in 1986, so it will take something pretty special if one end of the Atatürk Olympic Stadium is to be red and black.
Tonali spoke alongside head coach Stefano Pioli at the pre-match press conference at Milanello the day before the return leg, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.
In 2003 for the last semi-final you were three years old. What do you feel now?
“There’s a lot of emotion, we have the strength to leave everything aside. It’s only one game and we need to concentrate one thousand out of thousand on giving everything. It’s our chance, we can change the first leg and give a boost.”
These have been difficult days for the team. You had a discussion with the Curva, what feeling does it arouse?
“Positive sensations. The Curva have always been close to us and yesterday they wanted to show us their closeness for this match. They have always supported us, we are all rowing on the same side. We are all united.”
You have hit the post in two consecutive games, will the goal finally come tomorrow?
“It would be too simple to think so, we have to take the field to give our best and let the team score. Personal things will come, but let’s think about the team first.”
Did you say anything to the team?
“We often talk to each other, but to take the field I don’t think we need to talk to anyone. Whoever wears the Milan shirt knows very well what to give in order to be proud and say that we have given everything.”
Does tomorrow’s game change anything about the season?
“Certainly something changes. At the beginning of the year we set goals in our heads and many didn’t go as they should, but tomorrow we’ll take the field to change this season. We haven’t been able to repeat ourselves in the league and tomorrow this match will have an important weight.”
Inzaghi complained about the referee’s nationality…
“We need to find a referee without nationality (laughs).”
Zaboravi Inter i LP !!! Tu smo napravili što smo mogli i zaradili ljepe novce !! Več je kasno ali moramo dobiti sve preostale utakmice u prvenstvu i moliti Boga da Juventus bude kažnjen kako bi zauzeli četvrto mjesto !! To je prioritet od kojeg nam ovisi budučnost !! Sad stavi protiv Intera gosp. Origija Rebića De katelara Balo Turea Mesijasa Gabiju …..itd…..U tom slučaju ču Vas poštovat gospodine PIOLI !!!
nah. beat inter and then win the finale.. And make top 4. Thats what they need to do.