ALBERTAZZI TO THE MILAN CHANNEL: “Verona are a tough side. They battle hard”

< ![CDATA[MILAN – Milan’s Michelangelo Albertazzi spoke exclusively to the Milan Channel from Milanello earlier today. The Italian defender spoke about the prospect of facing his former side Hellas Verona this weekend and his thoughts from his time with the northern side: "I’m a lot better, I had a bit of inflammation to the Achilles tendon but we took advantage of the international break to cure it. I’ve started to run again and I think I will be back available soon. I’m really liking it here, the differences are the spirit and the joy that coach Inzaghi brings which has affected all the players. Verona are a tough side that follows closely coach Mandorlini. We have to stay composed and be decisive at every instance because they’re a good side, that knows how to break on the counter. I have good memories of my time at Hellas Verona, the promotion to Serie A and then last season was really great, I learnt a lot. The difference between coach Mandorlini and coach Inzaghi? In some cases they’re similar, but with Inzaghi there is more dialogue with the players and this is an important aspect in the changing room. Hellas Verona have a big following of fans that always sing and they have huge passion which they pass onto the players. Verona are a squad that battles hard and doesn’t give anything away, we have to also outclass them in these aspects. Luca Toni is a great player, you can’t give him chances because he knows how to take them well. Verona gave me a lot of great things, it allowed me to familiarize myself with Serie A where previously I hadn’t played. Here at Milan the environment and the group are fantastic. It’s a brilliant group. We’ll do well."]]>