Romagnoli: “It is a beautiful moment and I am happy to be back, Ibrahimović? The pitch speaks for him”

Alessio Romagnoli during Inter-Milan at Stadio San Siro on October 17, 2020. (Spada LaPresse)

Alessio Romagnoli was pleased to be back in the Derby as Milan beat Inter for the first time in Serie A since 2016.

Romagnoli was out for a few months due to a calf injury but was thrown right into the starting XI of Milan in the Derby della Madonnina on Saturday evening.

Alessio played at the heart of the defense alongside Simon Kjær and the two had a difficult night against the physical Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez.

However, in the end the Rossoneri got the 2-1 victory thanks to two Zlatan Ibrahimović goals, some luck, and a lot of desire and sacrifice. It’s the first Derby win of Milan in Serie A since 2016.

“It’s a beautiful moment. We started well, I’m happy to be back. We are satisfied but there will be another battle on Thursday,” Romagnoli told Sky Italia at the end of the game. “Pioli? He has many merits, we are a good group. I think you can see it on the pitch. The important thing is to continue and not stop.

“The standings? It’s still early, it’s an important match. We’ll see how it is towards March… the important thing is to continue on this path. “What has been improved? We’ve gained some awareness, we faced one of the strongest teams in the league and beyond. To get to the top you have to win games like these.

“Ibrahimović? The pitch speaks for him. He was fundamental from the start. My absence? It was difficult, I didn’t think I would be out for so long. I thought it would take less time but the important is to return.”

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We need Upamecano. Both Romag and Kjaer can not stop Lukaku


i saw inter – napoli match last season and not even koulibaly could physically stop lukaku. u know who definitely did? kessie the tank


Yeah, very correct,
It was a really tactical match, Kessie had to be deployed to assist Romagnoli in the physical battle with Lukaku.

Hats off to Kjear who took out Lautaro, but after the yellow card, Bennacer had to join him in order to avoid a sending off.

Nice match.


correctamundo mate. nice observation. calabria, kjaer – ben and romag – kessie did excellent job containing perisic, lautaro and lukaku respectively. milan wingers, especially leao also did great exploiting empty spaces on the flanks left by inter’s marauding wingbacks. and the way ibra owned kolarov was masterclass in positioning, spatial awareness and tactical dribbling. nice going fabio capioli


Are you sure no defender could stop Lukaku? Kessie was number 2 man of the match last night


i said physically stop lukaku mate. strong defenders with big postures like vvd, stam, desailly, rijkaard could definitely stop him but romag is clearly not strong enough. kjaer would do worse since he’s even slower than romag and ben would just get yellow or red card trying to contain him. of all current milan players, only kessie can and did deal with lukaku


Its not about stopping one player but is about winning the game. Why can’t you tell Inter to find another defender who can stop Zlatan


I don’t give suggestion how to stop our striker


Winner celebrates n Losers explain…. What a joyful comeback for Romagnoli