MILANELLO - President Silvio Berlusconi paid a visit to the Milanello Sports Centre yesterday and spoke to the players ahead of the match against Roma this evening.
These are the comments made exclusively to Milan Channel by President Silvio Berlusconi at the end of the visit to the Milanello Sports Centre: 
"When I arrived the team were having lunch, they were all happy. Unfortunately in the Champions League the other Italian teams did not qualify, it would be interesting to meet clubs and there is always the important fact that Italy could succeed with a strong presence in football. It is a shame, we will try to do our bit. The mission is always the same even against Roma: take to the pitch to be masters of the game and the pitch, to fight and win fairly and convincingly. I saw the whole team motivated, qualification to the knockout lifted the morale, I spoke with some of them and I've done some thinking. Balotelli for example, I said that you go out there to win so you have to score goals and to do this you need to shoot at goal, so he must be near the penalty area . It is a difficult time for our country, but also for the whole of Europe, we hope to have the strength and the will to get out of this as has happened before. I do everything I can for my country."