ANDREA POLI wants to be in Brazil with the national team in 2014 but also wants to turn things around at Milan and win.
With only 13 points from the first 12 matches (19 points below league leaders Roma), the Rossoneri have to start picking up points if they want to play in a European competition next season and on Saturday Milan play Genoa for three points.
The relationship between Milan and Genoa are well-known with many businesses conducted between the two sides. Andrea Poli, however, came from Genoa’s rivals Sampdoria, and the 24-year-old wants to beat the Grifone at San Siro.
“I spent many years with Sampdoria but now I play for Milan. It’ll be an important match and we definitely have to win,” Poli told the Milan Channel. “They’re an organized team and we’ll have to play well, but we can do it. We have to win at all costs. We’re struggling in the league and we have to turn things around but there’s no point in talking about it, we have to do it.
“Attitude and commitment is key. We have to take to the pitch and be stronger than the adversary. We want to impose our game. I’m very happy to wear this jersey and I always try and give 100%. What Gattuso said is very pleasing and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him. I’d like to meet him and I hope it happens soon. Italy? I’ve been called up to the national side and getting to Brazil is an objective. There are many good players and I’ll try to make sure I’m ready if called upon.
“I just think about my role here and the choices are up to the coach to make. Kaka is a cut above, I think that playing between the midfield and the forwards gets the most from his characteristics,” added Poli, who scored 2 goals for Milan.