Monday February 20 2012
Bonera sees Udine turning point

Milan’s win at Udinese in Week 23 resuscitated the Rossoneri’s season, says defender Daniele Bonera.

The Diavolo were 1-0 down with 13 minutes to go in Udine, only for Maxi Lopez and Stephan El Shaarawy to turn the game around with late goals.

That win – after a loss to Lazio and draw with Napoli – was then followed up with comprehensive victories over Arsenal in the Champions League and Cesena at the weekend.

“We’re a healthy squad regardless of what other people have been saying,” the former Parma player commented.

“Half an hour from the end against Udinese we looked like a team resigned to our fate, but we turned that game around, we beat Arsenal and now Cesena as well.

“Now we have Juventus, another tough match, and we’ll do everything to win it.”

The Italian champions returned to the top of the table on Sunday after ensuring a 3-1 win at the Stadio Manuzzi.

“We played a good game, an excellent first half, then we suffered a bit in the second half but what counts is the victory,” Bonera added.

“Cesena’s League position is a lie. We didn’t manage to score immediately but, after the first goal, things got easier.”

Milan and Juventus meet at San Siro next Saturday. The Rossoneri are a point clear of Juve at the top, but the Old Lady do have a game in hand.

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