Tuesday January 25 2011
Van Bommel and Urby to make debuts

Max Allegri looks set to hand new signings Urby Emanuelson and Mark Van Bommel their debuts in Milan's Coppa Italia quarter-final against Sampdoria on Wednesday.

Allegri is a firm believer in throwing new arrivals in at the deep end and did so with Antonio Cassano earlier this month despite regarding about his fitness.

"Tomorrow our two new players Emanuelson and Van Bommel will be 90 per cent on the pitch. One of the two will certainly play, the other 90 per cent," he said.

Reflecting on the title race, he said: "When the other contenders lose or draw, it's obvious that we are happy, but we must think about ourselves because the season isn't yet over.

"There are no easy games," he concluded.

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