Ambrosini: “Derby comes at the right time”


MASSIMO AMBROSINI is looking forward to the Derby della Madonnina and believes the timing is good.

Milan and Inter both looked rather poor in the first weeks of the season but they are both coming to the derby after victories in the Champions League (2-3 vs. Zenit) and the Europa League (1-3 vs. Neftçi Baku).

The Derby della Madonnina is most likely the best night of football Serie A can offer and even without too many stars for either side, the game should be exciting. Captain Ambrosini believes Milan are improving.

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“I had a minor physical problem in Parma that also forced me to miss out on the trip to Russia to face Zenit,” midfielder Massimo Ambrosini told Sky Sport Italia on Friday. “I trained apart today and we’ll see if I manage to train with the rest of the squad tomorrow. I obviously have a great desire to play in the derby.

“The derby is a match that everyone wants to play and it can affect a season. We’ve improved in the last few matches, and we need the right results too. A victory would really give us a boost. The derby has come at the right time. The new tactical formation is good, but it depends on how the team interprets the formation. A team that manages to changes its tactical set-ups during a match is very important in modern football.

“It’s a sign of flexibility. El Shaarawy? He has great qualities. I hope that this is just the beginning for him. He needs to keep his feet on the ground, but he’s a good kid so he will definitely do it. The bet that we made? I did it to motivate him. Honestly, at the time I didn’t believe that he could score 7 goals before Christmas. I guess I really have to pay for his vacation next summer,” added the former Cesena man.

“The Giampaolo Pazzini-Antonio Cassano deal (between Milan and Inter this summer)? It was definitely the two players who benefitted from the deal because they weren’t happy at their clubs. At the end of the season, we’ll see who between Milan and Inter have gotten the most out of that deal. It’s not true that the squad wasn’t supporting Cassano. He has a special character, but he has only left good memories here.

“I have an infinite respect for Zanetti because after having faced so much difficulty he managed to get a lot of satisfaction with his club. Inter is a club with players that have great personalities, and they’re used to matches like the derby. Stramaccioni has given me a good impression right from the start. He’s very competent and determined. The players are following him and that’s the most important thing for a coach.

“Allegri has always had the support from the squad. We want to win something this season with him and get a lot of satisfaction together. I miss everyone who left Milan this summer. The people who left the club were first and foremost friends rather than footballers,” concluded Ambrosini who joined Milan back in 1995.

Massimo Ambrosini and Mattia De Sciglio resumed full training today after fitness problems which ruled them out of the Zenit game. Alexandre Pato is fit but will play tomorrow a friendly match with the Primavera.

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Let’s go for the victory!


Forza milan until death do us part


can someone tell me why Mexes doesn’t play?


Whatever happened to Adria Carmona? I never see him in the Primavera squad? Where is he???


in the first squad… where his space is being limited by urby, bojan, el shaarawy and boateng.


although he will play with the primavera tomorrow, along with pato and gabriel


I read on Milannews that he’s been injured for a while and he’s recovered and will play with the Primavera as you said.

Pa ibra

I also hope the derby is coming at the right time. i think Allegri has done enough player rotation and formation changes now. even Traore was given a chance but he screwed it. so no matter how stupid Allegri is, by now he certainly should know the better players, tactics, formation etc. through my personal experience, i think 4-3-3 should suit his players better. i wont give my “XI” cause frankly i’m biased towards & against some players and cant hide it. let Allegri just play 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 natural attackers (not Boa and Urby). Milan 6… Read more »


Hope mr pato doesnt pick another injury tomorrow as we all know him


Spoken like a true captain Ambro Leone, very humble approach. I would not mind seeing De Sciglio back at left back and that we continue playing the 4-2-3-1 formation.
For the centre backs I have no idea… but I hope that whoever plays in whatever position, that he gives his all and that we win the match, that’s what matters, it’s very important.
Keep the faith!
Forza Milan!

R kenny

Milan 4 victory

danko danko

The pleasure will be ours. Should we win the derby…great delight to see SES becoming a legend,hope pato and binho will make the squad better,milan 2 VS inter 1


What are some good websites to watch soccer on??

I know about first row sports, but sometimes that’s not reliable



Yeah we can do it,stand up 4 d champions,forza milan


This is El Shaarawy’s time to shine! FORZA MILAN