Tuesday May 14 2013
El Shaarawy: 'Milan must win'

Stephan El Shaarawy is fired up for Milan’s do-or-die trip to Siena and admits “it would be wonderful to end the season with a goal.”

The Rossoneri need a win on Sunday evening to be sure of a Champions League play-off spot, otherwise they must hope Fiorentina don’t get a result against Pescara.

“Last Sunday we had the first match ball for third place, but we knew the challenge with Roma was going to be difficult,” he told Milan Channel of the 0-0 draw.

“Now we must focus only on doing well against Siena so we can achieve our objective, which would be a great result considering how the season started.

“We will need great concentration and I can assure fans we’ll reach the game having looked at every tiny detail.

“Siena may already be relegated, but it is still a difficult match, because anyone who plays against us wants to make a good impression.”

El Shaarawy has been criticised recently for poor form and Massimiliano Allegri even dropped him in favour of Robinho.

“I scored a lot in the first half of the season. I’ve not found the net quite so much recently, but I still played well and even Allegri said he was happy with me.

“We are a good group of players, led by a great Coach, and I hope we can all be here together next season.”

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