Monday August 12 2013
Abate 'working hard' to be back

Milan defender Ignazio Abate hopes to be back playing in time for the Champions League.

The Rossoneri face PSV Eindhoven next week in the first leg of the play-off.

And the full-back has admitted that he is working hard, following a dislocated shoulder, to get back in time for the group stages.

“I’ve been working so hard,” he told Milan Channel. “Today was the first day I worked with the rest of the team, so hopefully my shoulder responds well.

“I feel much better and my goal is to be ready for the Champions League.”