Friday November 1 2013
Allegri looks to Kaka

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri will be looking to Kaka to inspire them to victory over Fiorentina on Saturday.

The Brazilian shined as the Diavolo disappointed in the draw with Lazio this week and Allegri has confirmed he’ll again start at the San Siro.

“Kaka will play from the first minute tomorrow,” he stated. “He’s doing well, he’s growing. In his head he has the strength and desire to be a great champion again.

“Kaka is a great who can help his teammates grow. Off the pitch he is an example to all – he’s educated, meticulous, serious and very tied to this club.”

The Italian giants are in need of the points seeing as they are already 13 points away from the Champions League zone and 18 shy of leaders Roma.

“We are off the pace in the League, but we must not go through moments of euphoria as after the match against Barcelona and moments of depression after the match with Parma,” the boss continued.

“We have to stay motivated because there are 28 games to go and our goal is to get one point more than last year. From tomorrow we will have to start winning.

“The boys do not have to blame themselves for anything, it is not easy to reboot every time you make a half mistake and get punished, but we have to.

“We played well against Lazio until they scored their goal. We had a bad 10 minutes which we could have handled better, but there are a lot of matches to go so we will see where we get to.”

The Fiorentina tie could be tasty given that the two sides took each other on for the last remaining Champions League spot last term.

“Matches end and life goes on, I have put Fiorentina behind me, last year was a good battle until the last minute so to recall what happened does not help.

“Tomorrow will be a beautiful game, we will be angry but they will be too, both teams want to win so we need to watch out.

“Fiorentina played a great match against Napoli and they are built to get into the top three. But tomorrow we will have the opportunity to close things up a bit in the table.

“Massimo Ambrosini is now at Fiorentina? I thank Ambrosini for his professionalism and seriousness. He is a part of Milan’s history. A great man and player.”

Allegri, who added that Gabriel would play in goal and that Mattia De Sciglio could start, also responded to Clarence Seedorf’s criticism of him yesterday.

“The Milan bench causes great pressure to those who do not have it. Seedorf played when I decided that he needed to. Full stop.”