Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti warns tonight’s game with Napoli “has become even more important” in the wake of other results.
Not only is there a race on for second place, but the Rossoneri must also look over their shoulders at Fiorentina.
“It is an important game and has become even more important after our draw in Florence last week,” Tassotti told Milan Channel.
“Last night Fiorentina also won away to Atalanta and closed the gap, so we have to win in order to put some distance between us.
“Napoli are in better shape than a few months ago, as they are back to being the side that was so impressive at the start of the season. They have been at the top level of Italian football for a few years now.”
Naturally, Tassotti saw Edinson Cavani as the danger man to watch out for.
“Cavani has dynamism and is known for his hard work, so he is an extraordinary player. We must ensure we don’t make mistakes, as giving Napoli the chance to go on the counter-attack would be very dangerous.”
Stephan El Shaarawy has been surprisingly dropped from the starting XI, although rumours of a knee problem are as yet unconfirmed.
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