Monday October 29 2012
Allegri: Palermo will be a tough test

Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that Palermo will prove a difficult challenge as the two meet on Tuesday.

The Rossoneri travel to Sicily to face Gian Piero Gasperini's men, looking for a second consecutive victory for the first time this season, following their 1-0 win over Genoa at the weekend.

“Palermo are doing well,” he told a Press conference. “Gasperini's teams traditionally play good football, and they always perform well at home.

“It will be a difficult game for us, and we will have to defend well against a top quality player like Fabrizio Miccoli.

“We won on Saturday, but we must not forget what has happened lately, because we have very few points. We need to move up the table as quickly as possible, but we can only go forward thinking game-by-game.”

He also commented on some of the players who may feature at Renzo Barbera, as well as praising young forward Stephan El Shaarawy for his recent goalscoring exploits.

“Tomorrow I think Pato will start alongside El Shaarawy. Stephan has played with great quality this season, and has moved into the team really well. Pato played well at the weekend having been out for so long [with injury].

“Kevin-Prince Boateng will be out with knee trouble, but Sulley Muntari is back in the squad. We will gradually reintegrate him back into the team though.”