Saturday October 8 2011
Inzaghi: 'I deserve to play'

Pippo Inzaghi insists he has recovered from a devastating injury. “I deserve to play and the Milan fans deserve it too.”

The veteran hitman always gets a standing ovation when he even begins to warm up at San Siro, but has barely featured this season.

He was also left off the Champions League list, a decision that infuriated him, and is not shy about expressing his frustration to Coach Massimiliano Allegri.

“My objective is to get back to being the player I was,” he told So Foot magazine after several months out with knee ligament damage.

“I deserve to play and the fans deserve it too. Besides, I don't know how to live without football, as I'm like a kid who always wants to play and learn even more.

“Without doubt the striker who resembles me the most is Alberto Gilardino, but also Alberto Paloschi.

“The toughest defenders I've faced are certainly Alessandro Nesta, Paolo Maldini, Ivan Cordoba, Ciro Ferrara and Walter Samuel.”

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