Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic “expects a reaction” from his Milan players against Juventus tomorrow.
The Rossoneri have won just once in their last six Serie A games, and are now just a point ahead of Sassuolo, leaving them in danger of missing out on Europe for a third consecutive season.
“It hasn’t been much fun from my point of view, because we haven’t been able to find consistency,” Mihajlovic admitted in his pre-match Press conference.
“This year at Milan has been like five somewhere else, because I think we’ve tried everything to find the right solution.
“At one point I thought we’d turned the corner, instead we lost suddenly and I wasn’t expecting it.
“There are still seven finals to be played [in the League] and we have to finish at least sixth and try to win the Coppa Italia.
“I expect a reaction tomorrow. The result can come down to chance, but not the attitude. We have to shift gears and find consistency.
“The problem is in our head and our spirit, not in our legs.”
The Bianconeri are closing in on a fifth-consecutive Scudetto, and Mihajlovic respects the will-to-win of tomorrow’s opponents.
“We’re meeting Juventus in our most difficult time. It’s a game which has value for the table, for morale, for prestige, to give a minimum of repayment to our fans and try to end this season differently.
“I really respect Juventus for the anger and will-to-win that they always bring to the pitch, they’re an example for everyone.
“It’s a very difficult game, in which we have to play our own in the sense that we have to start playing as we were in the months where things were going well.
“This ritiro has helped us confront and correct the mistakes we made in the last few games, and I hope that tomorrow, more than the result, the team’s attitude is correct and we put in a great performance.”