Thursday February 13 2014
Ballardini: 'Milan not in crisis'

Davide Ballardini does not believe Milan “are in crisis,” but trusts Bologna can get a result at San Siro tomorrow.

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“If we think Milan are in crisis, then we are starting off on the wrong foot,” warned the Rossoblu Coach.

“The Rossoneri have players who are so talented that they can change the game at any moment. We must remain concentrated with the awareness of our own qualities that we already proved against Torino.”

Bologna are fresh from a shock 2-1 victory away to high-flying Toro, while Milan were beaten 3-1 at Napoli.

“We mustn’t just be passive. We cannot go to San Siro just to clam up. Instead, with solidity, hard work and courage to play our game we can try to force them into a different performance and create problems for Milan.”

Rolando Bianchi is not 100 per cent fit, but is in the squad, while Michele Pazienza and Robert Acquafresca are sidelined.

Bologna squad for Milan: Curci, Malagoli, Stojanovic; Antonsson, Cech, Cherubin, Crespo, Garics, Mantovani, Morleo, Natali, Sorensen; Friberg, Ibson, Kone, Krhin, Laxalt, Perez; Bianchi, Christodoulopoulos, Cristaldo, Paponi, Moscardelli

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