Massimiliano Allegri worries Milan might have trouble changing pace and mentality to go from Barcelona to Chievo.
“It will be completely different to Wednesday, as after the great concentration and tension of that game, we must immediately settle back into the Serie A mentality, which is the most important thing right now,” said the Coach in his Press conference.
“We have five games from now until December 20, where we are forced to get as many points as possible to stay near to the top of the table.
“I think Juventus are more than ever the favourites for the Scudetto. Udinese continue the work they’ve done in recent years, Lazio were up there until the final rounds last season. Milan won the title, so obviously people put us among the favourites.
“We came out of the Barcelona game with a good performance, but mustn’t just be content with that. It helped our self-esteem and awareness grow, as we can battle against the top clubs in Europe.
“Against Barcelona and Fiorentina we played well, but made some mistakes and need to play more as a team.
“Chievo must not be underestimated. They defend solidly and are very dangerous on the counter-attack, so it will not be an easy game. Chievo have beaten Fiorentina and Catania, so we’ve got to give it our all.”
Alessandro Nesta is out for a month following a thigh strain and Philippe Mexes is not yet fit, so Mario Yepes or Daniele Bonera will step in.
Milan have been heavily linked with Carlos Tevez this week and the Manchester City man’s agent confirmed negotiations.
“I won’t talk about Tevez, because it’s not right to discuss players belonging to other clubs,” insisted Allegri.
“At this moment we have to focus on what we’ve got to do, then from January 1 we’ll see what happens.”