Friday February 24 2012
Matri doesn’t see a title-decider

Alessandro Matri agrees that Milan-Juventus will not decide the destination of the Scudetto, and reveals he bears no grudges towards his former employees.

The Rossoneri host Matri’s Juve on Saturday night, but like a number of pundits and figures central to proceedings, the striker does not see the game between the League’s top two sides determining where the title will end up.

“I am calm as I am for all other games,” Matri reassured Mediaset on Friday.

“Of course there are great expectations for it is a game between the leading sides, a major challenge, but we want to approach it with a peaceful mindset.

“I do not think it will be decisive, the championship is long, but it is an important game.”

Matri began his career with the San Siro outfit, but only made one senior appearance - in May 2003 - before developing as a more accomplished player elsewhere.

“These are decisions made by clubs. I have had a very broad route [through the game], whilst Juve has also believed in me.”

Matri is contention to start the game alongside one of Fabio Quagliarella and Mirko Vucinic.

“Since the beginning of the season there has been competition, but as long as it is healthy then it is good that it is there, because it is the case not only at Juve, but all teams.”

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