Thursday October 18 2012
Yepes: Every game crucial

Milan defender Mario Yepes believes that every game from now on is like a cup final after their poor start to the campaign.

The Colombia international was optimistic when assessing his side's chances of success this year, but claimed that the most important thing is to stop giving away cheap points.

“Is Saturday's game against Lazio a turning point? Every game is so important to us,” he told “We have improved since the start of the season, but we have to get points.

“I am back from the national team and am available for two big games [against Lazio and Malaga]. Compared to our first few games, we have improved, but we have to start finding points and moving up the table.

He also commented on his relationship with the young players in the squad, as well as his confidence in Coach Massimiliano Allegri.

“I try to do my best and help the youngsters,” he said. “It is not easy being a leader, but now that we're all back together, we have to focus on Saturday and Wednesday.

“In every game we play for ourselves, for the team and for the Coach. We want to try and bring Milan back to the highest possible position, but if we lose against Lazio it will not be the end of us.”

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