ALEX TO MILAN CHANNEL: “Concentration the key.”

MILANELLO – Alex gave an exclusive interview to the Milan Channel earlier today. This is what the Brazilian defender had to say to the club’s in-house TV station:

“We have improved compared to our first meeting with Napoli earlier in the season. We did not play well in that match nor did we play well last season at the San Paolo. We can and must do better. We have everything in place to put in a great performance. Higuain is an excellent player, one of the best in Europe and the world. We will have to keep a close eye on him because he can make the difference. We will need to be on our toes for the entire match. The team presses well thanks also to Bonaventura and Honda. They help us out a lot in defence. We defend with two banks of four and we are doing well. Mihajlovic is the toughest coach I have had in my career. He says things to your face and that is perfect for me. I talk a lot to him and with the rest of the team. That’s the way it should be. He always shows us what we need to improve on. I don’t say much in the dressing rooms, but when it’s necessary I speak up. At times before a match I will try and help the team with the right words.”