“Salzburg is tough, but now we know how to play at these levels”

The Rossoneri coach speaks on the eve of the Champions debut against the Austrians: “Against Inter we played 70 minutes of great football”

The European journey of Milan champion of Italy starts from Salzburgwhere the team of Stefano Pioli will challenge Jaissle’s in Group E’s first match Champions League: “They are tough opponents, but now, unlike last year, we know how to play at these levels”, his words on the eve. Then the Rossoneri coach returned to the Derby: “Against Inter we played 70 minutes of great level, of excellent football. Cardinal? He has charisma and great passion.”


On the mission in Europe
“We have to show that last year’s experience has served us and that we have grown. We only have to think about tomorrow’s match, starting with a positive result would be important.”

Still on the derby
“We archived the success in the derby the next morning, this is another game and a different competition. Now there is a complicated opponent, in the last season at home in the Champions League he never lost.”

On the emotions that the Champions gives
“We must play with enthusiasm, but always respecting our opponents, with awareness of our qualities and our characteristics”.

On training
“I will make the choices tomorrow morning in the final finish. Today it seemed to me that everyone was fine, this is important. I had already prepared the rotations before but the matches will tell me how to interpret them from time to time.”

On the conditions of Krunic and his inclusion in the Champions list and on Florenzi
“On Florenzi we are waiting for the release of the medical staff, Krunic has been included because we believe that from the next Champions League match he will be available”.

Which Salzburg matches did you focus on for your analysis?
“We have seen them all, even the friendlies. We believe we have prepared the game well but our opponents know how to move very well: a complete team to be faced with respect but at the same time with great determination”. And again: “They have many players with very strong prospects who will probably be able to retrace the footsteps of Haaland and Mane. They are a very strong team that we respect.”

Where are you with this European intensity? Is there still room?
“Tomorrow will be a good test, Salzburg is of the highest level in terms of quality and pace. We have prepared ourselves to put our qualities on the field.”


Davide Calabria also spoke on the eve of his European debut: “We can’t wait to start, we have prepared very well, we all can’t wait to play this competition. A competition like the Champions League must be our home. we are very ready for tomorrow “.

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