RICCARDO SAPONARA trained with the group but knows he needs to work hard to get space.
Saponara underwent key-hole surgery on his left knee on September 16th and like Ignazio Abate and Giacomo Bonaventura, he spent today’s training session with the squad. It remains to be seen if Sapo will return already this Sunday.
“It was a bad injury and it scared me a lot but once Doctor Tavana had stabilized the ligaments I was more reassured. Subsequent examinations have confirmed this diagnosis and fortunately it was something milder than expected,” Saponara told the Milan Channel on Sunday afternoon.
“I have done a good stint in rehab and now I’m ready to start again. I was very sorry not to be there at Empoli and Cesena. Empoli in particular since it had been my home for years and I have friends at Cesena so I would have liked to have played. I have to look forward, think about Verona and have a good week of training to convince the coach to select me.
“I liked what the coach has said about me especially as I’ve not been able to train. This gives me great confidence. It’ll be a difficult match at Verona because they are a tough side. If we can play our game then we can bring home three points.”