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Friday October 13 2017
Borini: Inter slight favourites, EL…

Fabio Borini admits Inter are “slight favourites” against Milan and that he would take winning the Europa League and finishing fifth ‘now’.

Borini has yet to score for Milan in Serie A since arriving from Sunderland, but the striker has seldom been used as a centre-forward and insists he is at San Siro to ‘sacrifice’ himself.

“Inter are slight favourites, the table says so,” he told Premium Sport.

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Friday October 13 2017
Mirabelli demands ‘eye of tiger’

Sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli is demanding “the eye of the tiger” from Milan’s players when they face Inter on Sunday.

Milan take on Inter in a must-win Derby della Madonnina as defeat would see the Rossoneri fall 10 points behind their arch-rivals in Serie A.

“All the city is ready for the most important match on Sunday evening,” Mirabelli wrote on Instagram.

“I want you all to have the eye of the tiger: the Curva Sud, the management, the staff and especially the players!”

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Friday October 13 2017
Conti ‘bothered’ by Derby absence

Injured Andrea Conti admits missing Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina “bothers me a lot” but assures Milan remain “a lifelong dream”.

Conti is not expected back untilthe New Year after rupturing knee ligaments last month, thereby ruling the full-back out of the showdown with Inter this weekend.

“Inter? Not being able to play in the derby bothers me a lot,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Friday October 13 2017
Kalinic to miss next two games?

Nikola Kalinic could miss Milan’s next two games as his thigh injury is reportedly no nearer to healing.

Milan’s team doctor suggested Kalinic’s involvement in the Derby della Madonnina was touch-and-go, but Sky Sport Italia corroborates Premium Sport in claiming the striker did not train on Friday and is ‘virtually’ out of Sunday’s showdown with Inter.

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Friday October 13 2017
Cutrone ‘cant wait’ for Derby

Milan striker Patrick Cutrone admits he ‘loves’ the Derby della Madonnina and “can’t wait” for Sunday’s clash with Inter.

Cutrone goes into the match on the back of a prolific international break with Italy Under-21s, and the starlet insists he is ready to fire Milan to victory over their old enemy.

“I love it, I can’t wait for Sunday,” he told Il Giornale.

“I’ll make sure I’m ready to play. I hope to play or come on as a substitute. I have good memories of it as a youth player.

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Friday October 13 2017
Valero relishing first Derby

Inter’s Borja Valero says he is relishing his first Derby della Madonnina. “I scored my first Serie A goal against Milan.”

Valero is set to figure at San Siro when Inter take on Milan, with a Nerazzurri victory moving them 10 points clear of their arch-rivals.

“I scored my first Serie A goal against Milan and I’d like to do so again tomorrow,” the midfielder told Premium Sport.

“Montella? I have a great relationship with him, we were together for three years and had so many happy moments on the pitch.

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Friday October 13 2017
Skriniar: ‘Milan aren’t in crisis’

Inter centre-back Milan Skriniar insists “Milan are not in crisis”, urging his teammates to be wary ahead of the derby.

The two sides meet on Sunday night in the Derby della Madonnina, with the Rossoneri having lost their last two games in a row, but the Slovakian international doesn’t expect a team in disarray.

“I’ve been thinking about Milan since I finished Slovakia’s match with Malta,” Skriniar told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday October 12 2017
Kalinic at risk for derby

Nikola Kalinic has reportedly left Milanello, and is in doubt for this Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina.

Milan take on city rivals Inter this weekend, as they look to close a seven point gap to Luciano Spalletti’s side.

They may have to do it without Kalinic though, as Premium Sport is reporting that he’s left the club’s training centre this afternoon.

Given that the striker didn’t train last night, he is now a major doubt for the meeting with the Nerazzurri.

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Thursday October 12 2017
Romagnoli: ‘Learning from Bonucci’

Alessio Romagnoli says Milan teammate Leonardo Bonucci “taught me to play in a back-three”.

Bonucci joined the Rossoneri in a €40m deal from Juventus this summer, and his young teammate has already learned a lot.

“I’d already met him in the national team last year,” Romagnoli said in today’s defender Q&A at Milanello.

“His value is absolute and everyone knows that, he’s taught me a lot with the other national team defenders, how to play in a back-three.

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Thursday October 12 2017
Musacchio: ‘Milan must stop Icardi’

Milan defender Mateo Musacchio admits Inter captain Mauro Icardi is a danger man in the derby - “we can’t let him breathe”.

The Rossoneri have lost their last two Serie A games, so the pressure is on when they face their city rivals in the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday night.

“There’s no special ritual before this game,” Musacchio said in a Q&A from Milanello.

“It’s not necessary, you just have to think about how important this game is to get the right level of motivation and concentration.

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