A Milan with Pioli in question hosts Roma, who will be looking to react without Mourinho


AC Milan and Rome faces will be seen this Sunday evening (8:45 pm) at San Siro in a delicate moment for both teams. Milan could be closer to the lead by placing eight points behind Inter, who won 1-5 against Monza. In its part, Roma want to get into the UEFA Champions League places and moved to within a point of Fiorentina, fourth in Serie A.

Milan, third with 39 points and eleven behind leader Inter, will be looking to bounce back from last Wednesday’s elimination against Atalanta in the Italian Cup and add the team’s third straight league victory. Well, they know how to suffer against Sassuoo (1-0) and win comfortably against Empoli (0-3).

In a context where the social masses of the Rossoneri discuss their coach and shout for Conte, he, Stefano Piolinoted in the pre-match press conference that “I’m not tired or worried. Since I am in charge of this team, my only priority is to put my players in the best possible conditions,” he declared.

Also, he admitted it No one is happy with the team’s seasonhowever, “The owners have not told me anything but I am in permanent contact with the leaders(George) Furlani (club president), D’Ottavio (sports director), Ibra (Zlatan Ibrahimovic, adviser to the president)”.

The entire capital of Italy, for its part, is from falling in the Italian Cup against Lazio in the Rome derby and the fans They are waiting for a reaction from the teambecause defeat to the eternal rival is not acceptable.

Roma is ninth in the table with 29 points and will try to reposition itself in European positions at the expense of what its direct rivals are doing.

He doesn’t have Dybala, due to a thigh injury. A big loss for the Portuguese coach, who noted that “Not having Dybala is not like when Pep Guardiola doesn’t have Norwegian Erling Haaland or others, he always has good alternatives“he taught in the absence of the Cordoban, injured in the classic against the lazio in the Italian Cup on Wednesday. They also cause loss Sardar Azmoun and Evan Ndickasummoned to Iran and Ivory Coast respectively for Africa Cup contention.

Missing out is Mourinho, who has been suspended for the third time this season, after being sent off at the end of last weekend’s match against Atalanta (1-1). The coach expects a positive reaction from his team after the derby elimination and in the press conference he praised his work with the ‘giallorosso’ team, which is four points away from the Champions League, an “almost impossible” goal .

Some think I’m a wizard, that I’m José Harry Mourinho Potter, because the expectation level is so high. We are four points away from fourth place“We are fighting for something that is almost impossible if we see the level of our rivals, but we are going to continue,” he declared.

So, both teams are looking for success in a clear emergency conflict.

Source: La Verdad


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