Tuesday October 23 2012
Pellegrini: 'Milan tough to beat'

Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini insists troubled Milan “are going to be very difficult to beat” in the Champions League tomorrow.

The Spaniards are sitting pretty at the top of their group after two consecutive victories, while the Rossoneri desperately need a result following dismal Serie A form.

“Against Milan we will have to prove that in this game we are ready,” he declared in his Press conference.

“We do not expect a different team, we anticipate Milan. What has come before won’t be repeated, for better or for worse. I am more concerned about Malaga, though.

“It is not for me to talk of Milan. They are not going well in the Italian League, but in the Champions League they have won four of six possible points.

“They are going to be very difficult to beat. Milan are undergoing a major cyclical change and that has taken its toll in the League, but they have been better in the Champions League. We need to be at our best in order to win this game.”

Pellegrini is keeping a particular eye on Stephan El Shaarawy. Click here for the full conference.

“Milan have very dangerous attackers, they are very difficult [to play against], so we have to play a great game.

“The mentality will be essential. Concentration is a basic, but then there is the technical and individual elements that can destabilise a game.”

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