Friday October 14 2011
Mangia respects champions Milan

Devis Mangia insists the League table still counts for very little as he takes his fourth-placed Palermo team to play 15th-placed Milan at San Siro.

The 37-year-old Coach looked to put his team's good start to the season to one side by insisting that although they are currently several places higher than their next opponents Milan in the League, that it counts for very little come Saturday evening.

"We know the value of our opponent. They are the champions of Italy, have a great selection of players and I do not think they are in trouble. But we will try to make trouble.

"I don't look at the table because if so we could only create problems. We play 11 against 11 and it is an important approach to the game, one that [this weekend] we go into to try to take our chances."

Mangia is an Inter supporter but was quick to confirm his only battle with Milan this weekend is as Rosanero Coach.

"I feel only Palermo. To go to San Siro as a Coach is a beautiful emotion and my motivation is in playing the champions of Italy as Coach of this team.