Massimo Ficcadenti tries to ignore Cagliari’s own problems and focuses on Milan’s. “They are in trouble and we can win this.”
The Rossoneri are not in better shape, as they have lost three of the opening four Serie A rounds, including both at San Siro against minnows Sampdoria and Atalanta.
“We must try to bring out a good performance against Milan, who are in trouble,” said Coach Ficcadenti.
“We will fight for it and hope to bring home a positive result. The team is relaxed and concentrated.
“Milan have changed a great deal compared to last season, as they have many youngsters and it seems to me they are putting a lot of faith in Stephan El Shaarawy.”
Andrea Cossu has failed a fitness test and is therefore not in the squad travelling to San Siro.
Cagliari squad for Milan: Agazzi, Anedda, Avramov; Ariaudo, Astori, Avelar, Perico, Pisano, Rossettini; Casarini, Conti, Dessena, Ekdal, Eriksson, Nainggolan; Ibarbo, Nenè, Pinilla, Sau, Thiago Ribeiro
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