The Rossoneri coach speaks on the eve of the Ferrari match: “It will be complicated, I will choose the best eleven”
Three away matches this season and three draws. The Milan From Pegs He has built his strength on outside performances in the past, but in this league there were half slips against Atalanta and Sassuolo. Between the Champions League match and another match, there is a match against Genoa Sampdoria Di Giampaolo to face between the turnover and ambitions.
Words at the conference
Will it be difficult against Sampdoria in Ferrari?
A strong and motivated opponent with a subtle identity. It comes from defeat that will bring him resolve and know what awaits us.
Did your opponents change the way they confront you?
You cannot balance between home and outside. Our performance is important and apart from Bergamo where we did well, instead against Sassuolo and Salzburg we could have done better from a technical point of view.
Will Origi play from the first minute?
I think yes. He’s better and has minutes to get better. He needs to play and he is a very good player.
Can Dest play on the left, too?
I already knew him because we had been following him for some time. I found features I was expecting, but I found him to be more vigilant in defense than I thought. He has to do more with the ball because he has high quality and in the offensive phase he can turn the movement and jump on the man. He can also play on the left, but we also have other solutions. Time should be given to newcomers, but Dest is definitely ready.
Do you expect more from De Ketelaere and Diaz on the trocar?
Adly is also a game maker. We have more solutions to exploit. De Ketelaere fits in well and does what I ask of him, but it takes time. I see it growing and peaceful. Diaz has special properties and I definitely rely on them.
Is rotation necessary?
For me, it’s not just 11 players. I have a group of strong players and we have a subtle identity. In training everyone gives their best and for me the starting lineup is always the best in the match I’m up against, but we’ll never have the counter evidence. I don’t take turns to engage everyone regardless, but to win matches.
Does Diaz suffer from competition de Kettleri?
If you play for Milan you have to accept the competition and you have to expect the competition because going back to certain levels and winning we cannot expect to have 11 owners and other players under others. I don’t think it suffers from competition, but just in case it doesn’t look good. There is competition and unity in our group and it will be that way all year round and it has always been that way. The coach always starts with a perfect formation, and then it’s up to the players to change his mind. I don’t have any players who lack enthusiasm and they are doing well.
How is Rebek and when will he be back?
Rebek has severe back pain and is doing his best to get back.
Is there a reason for my limited space?
It will also be his turn. He definitely has talent and perspective, I expect a lot from him but also from his teammates and then I have to make some choices. When I see fit, I’ll post it.
Four out of six games started at a disadvantage: How do you work on this?
The only wrong way was with Udinese, I don’t think that’s the problem but it’s a fact that needs to be reversed. Not being deprived helps, but we must emphasize the character and awareness of the team that continues to work to turn the game around.
Are you looking for a winning streak like last season’s finale?
We want to win them all and count them that way. If we want to stay on top of matches to win, we need a lot of them. We are doing well, but in some situations we have to grow.
Could Adly and Diaz play together in another unit as well?
At the moment no, I’ve never tried it.
How has Pobega been improved and where does it need improvement?
I loved how strong and powerful he entered Salzburg. It can be more accurate in shooting and its performance is rising.
Do Saelemaekers start from the first minute?
I don’t train, but he definitely played well in Salzburg. He did not impose situations in which he should not have to, on the contrary, he did so when he could. We did well in Salzburg, but with Sampdoria we will try to do better.
What have you seen so far from De Ketelaere?
I think we can look for him a little more because he has the quality and physical strength to withstand competitive pressure. We have to trust his qualities more, while he has to understand better when to hook the game and when to go deeper instead because he knows how to do both and we need them.
Does De Ketelaere need to play a little more?
I don’t let the player play just to give them time. I choose the players to win and if he starts from the beginning it is the victory, not the introduction of the best. Obviously the more he plays, the better for him to get to know his teammates, but my goal is to win the game.
Are you worried about the defensive phase?
Sometimes we made mistakes and conceded too many goals. We need an attitude on the part of the whole team to improve. There are situations that I don’t like in terms of intensity, focus and communication in the defensive phase.
Did the muscular attacking midfielder help him be more compact? Will this variable be revised?
You can do everything to win games, even by searching for new tracks. The things that were done so well last year are not likely to be repeated this year, because they know us better. It is true that we conceded quite a few goals, but the balance was not there. You don’t always score goals because of your mistake, but also because of the quality of the opponent.
How is this year different from the previous two seasons?
We can now focus more on the details that can make a difference because we’ve done the bulk in the past.
How do you solve the angle problem?
We need to make it and make better use of it. I, as well as the players, know we have to do better. We’re working on it and hopefully I’ll see improvements because it’s one of the details we need to improve. It has become a priority and we are working on it more.