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.”