MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI is keen to get the three points as Milan play the last match before the break.
Milan have one last chance to surpass Juventus and be the winter Champions as they take on Cagliari away; this is a completion game as the first week of Serie A was postponed due to the players’ strike.
The Rossoneri’s league form has been impressive lately and Coach Massimiliano Allegri says that now is not the time to make any mistakes as only in two days his players can start thinking about the holidays.
“We have to do everything to make sure we don’t slip up. These are three important points for the league,” Allegri said in today’s press conference. “We have to get back to the top of the table and to do that we have to push forward and win even if it’s tough to win in Cagliari. We can think about the holiday after tomorrow.
“There could be a bit of mental tiredness but we have to give this one last push: you win the league when you’re not playing well but you manage to bring home the three points nonetheless. We should play with more aggression but we also have to be patient and also be aware of their counter attacks. Cagliari will be a different game from the others. It’s the city and the team that put me into the big time and I’m very tied to that city. I’m always happy to go back there and I have a lot of friends there as well,” Allegri then continued.
“My doubts are in the midfield and up front. We’ll get Zambrotta and Antonini back, Mexes and Taiwo played well. Abbiati is available and he might play. Alexandre Pato is a goalscorer. He has an average of a goal every two games. He was out injured for almost a year and he needs to play to get back in shape.
“We always play before Juventus lately. It would be nice to take the lead tomorrow and hope that they don’t catch up with us,” the Milan boss, who coached Cagliari before signing a deal with Milan, concluded.