Gianluca Zambrotta discusses his former team: 'Milan are finding their brilliance again, they can aim for third'.
The 2006 World Champion played for four years with the Rossoneri from 2008 to 2012, and he discussed the current team in an interview with Tuttosport.
“The draw against Atalanta proves that there's still a lot of work to be done,” admitted Zambrotta. “But Milan have found a certain continuity over the last five games.
“The break will allow [Coach Sinisa] Mihajlovic to recover some players and improve the overall physical condition.
“Milan needed to get their confidence back and the victories gave them that. They also have a playing system that makes the players feel self-assured.
“I like Mihajlovic a lot. He's a Coach with character, who has no trouble in saying things to people's faces.
“He is transparent and sincere. He found the right formation for the players available to him.
“The team is slowly finding its brilliance again. I think Milan can aim for third place.
“It's a balanced championship and they can join the group with Fiorentina and Inter to take part in the next Champions League.”
Milan are currently starting some impressively young players, such as Gianluigi Donnarumma and Davide Calabria.
“Taking such gambles in a moment like this isn't easy, but then Sinisa always said that he doesn't look at the age and his results show he was right.
“Donnarumma is giving evidence of great quality, in terms of his technique and his character alike.
“Calabria is a very interesting youngster. He can develop more, and indeed he must.”
The next match for the Rossoneri will be against Juventus.
“The Bianconeri need to get their points back. The Rossoneri, in spite of everything, are in a positive phase and they will be going for the result.
“The [Juventus] Stadium could be a factor. We'll have to bear in mind how many players will depart for the national teams, which could penalise one team or the other.
“Playing at home and trying to race back towards the Scudetto, I think Juve have something more to lose should they fail to notch a victory.
“Alex Sandro? He's a very technical player, he crosses well and he pushes a lot in the attacking phase.
“Probably there were some great expectations considering how much money he cost over the summer, but I've seen him well. He must be given time to adapt.”
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