Gian Piero Gasperini warned “these are two different teams now” as Genoa face a revamped Milan on Monday.
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“At San Siro earlier this season we earned a valuable point in difficult circumstances, down to 10 men for much of it, but these are two different teams now,” said the Coach in his Press conference.
“Milan have rediscovered their pace and have players in attack who can hurt you. The quality of the squad is not reflected in their position in the table.
“Clarence Seedorf was an idol when he played, as he was a fantastic player and a very likeable man. Even if he jumped a few steps to the big time, as a Coach he is making Milan play attacking football.
“I am not a fan of playing on Mondays, as we have to wait for such a long time and in the meanwhile already know the other results.”
Genoa are without Francelino Matuzalem, Sime Vrsaljko and Juraj Kucka, while Luca Antonini needs a late fitness test.
“I think Genoa ought to be given credit for climbing up the table and getting out of the dangerous areas of the table. Against Milan we need both legs and the right psychological approach.”
This will be Gasperini’s 150th Serie A game on the Genoa bench.
“It represents a great achievement and I thank the President and the club. It would be wonderful to celebrate it with a good result and a passionate atmosphere.”