Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic insists tomorrow’s match against Juventus will not be “decisive”.
The match is traditionally one of the biggest in Serie A, but both sides have endured mixed starts to the season, with the Rossoneri currently sixth, one place and two points ahead of their Turin rivals.
“It’s useless to talk about the importance of a match against Juventus,” Mihajlovic admitted in his pre-match Press conference.
“It’s important historically, and for the table. We’ll do our best to honour it to the full. We know that they’re strong and recovering, but I’m convinced we’ll play to their level, and to win.
“It’s an important game against a direct rival. We prepare for every game in the best way, and we know that if we play the way we can that we can cause them problems.
“We know that they’re strong, but we have the physical and mental abilities to play on the same level as them.
“There’s a bit of a strange atmosphere around Milan, it’s a tragedy when we lose, and when we win we could do better.
“This isn’t a game which is a matter of life and death. In the last games we’ve taken an average of 2.2 points, only Roma and Napoli have done better.
“There are seven games until the end of the first round, and I’m convinced we can maintain this average, but our goal is to get ahead in June.
“The draw against Atalanta was portrayed as a disaster, but I don’t think so. Of course, we could have done better.
“At the final whistle, we know that whatever the result will be, it won’t be decisive.”
Despite the difficulties reigning champions Juve have had in defending their title so far, Mihajlovic still believes they’re strong.
“I don’t look at other people’s houses. Max [Allegri] is a great Coach and I’m sure he’ll solve all the problems.”
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