Philippe Mexes says it doesn’t matter who plays as long as Milan make it to Europe after the Rossoneri (temporarily) returned to sixth Serie A place last night.
Coach Cristian Brocchi chose Mexes over Alex (not 100%) and Cristian Zapata for the match against Bologna and the Frenchman, who was rarely used by former boss Sinisa Mihajlovic, had a decent game and helped Milan get an important, albeit unconvincing, 1-0 win.
“The least a player in a team can do when he plays is give 100%,” Mexes told the Milan Channel. “The most important thing was to win, even if we didn’t give a sparkling performance. We now have to focus on the game with Roma and the final of the Coppa Italia. This is a testing time.
“We must do well and show the fans that we are determined because this jersey deserves to be honored with the right attitude and approach. Then, the results and confidence come as a consequence. I hope this win boosts morale. It doesn’t matter who plays as the main thing is to qualify for Europe. Coach Brocchi gives us confidence. He is putting his heart and soul into the job.
“But at the end of the day, it’s the players who take to the pitch and so we have to give everything we have. Niang (who could return to training soon)? He was enjoying an excellent season. I hope he can come back into the fold for these final matches. He was very important to the team.
“Juventus? Every match is important to me and whoever I face I give my very best for the team. I’m at the end of my contract and I’ll give my soul for this shirt.”