Thursday April 25 2013
Amelia demands win versus Catania

Marco Amelia has some regrets about Milan’s games against Fiorentina and Juventus, but he’s called for a win versus Catania this weekend.

The Rossoneri have picked up just two points from their last three ties after draws with the Viola and Napoli were followed by a 1-0 defeat in Turin.

“We maybe could have done a little more and the game against Fiorentina certainly made it harder for us,” the goalkeeper told Milan Channel after his club let a two-goal lead slip in Tuscany.

“The game against Juve could have finished in a draw, but we are still ahead of Fiorentina in the table and we will try to defend our third place because we owe it to ourselves, especially after the start we had this season.

“We have to return to winning ways against Catania on Sunday, we have to show desire in order to take home all three points and keep Fiorentina at a safe distance.”

Milan, who are now just a point clear of Fiorentina, will have Mario Balotelli back in the side after his two-match ban.

“We have some excellent strikers,” the 2006 World Cup winner noted. “Mario is world class, he is above average and it is great to have him here and use him in crucial games.

“We have to have the mental strength to not throw it all away because a third place finish is very important for Milan.

“We have to make the most of the rest of the season to reach our goal. We have to train hard and stay focused.

“I hope that Milan can win all remaining five games, but we have to take it one game at a time.”

Amelia is set to start in goal this weekend as Christian Abbiati is struggling with injury.

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