Friday October 4 2013
Matri would celebrate Turin goal

Alessandro Matri will celebrate against former club Juventus if he does finally ripple the net for Milan on Sunday.

The striker returned to the Diavolo in the summer after an €11m transfer fee was agreed between the two giants.

“I think I would celebrate,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “I don’t think that would be a sign of disrespect.

“Scoring means celebrating for me. I did so against Cagliari so I don’t see why I should not against Juventus.

“I have a good relationship with many of the Juventus players, a few have sent me text messages encouraging me because I’m struggling to score.

“Even if they all end the same way – don’t score against us…”

Matri won two Scudetti with the Old Lady, but he did struggle to break into the first team plans of boss Antonio Conte.

“When a club tells you that they will consider any eventual offers for you then it means you are not a first choice and they are not counting on you,” added the forward.

“Juventus made investments and they needed money. I left instead of Fabio Quagliarella as I received an offer first.”

Matri has failed to score in seven appearances for the Rossoneri.