TODAY MILAN-SPEZIA, MANGIA’S PRESS CONFERENCE: “sale of Sansovini a technical decision”

MILAN - Spezia's coach Devis Mangia spoke yesterday in his press conference ahead of Milan-Spezia: "We need to be up to the standard of our fans, at a tricky time, mid-week, cheered on by thousands, it’s incredible. This is their team and to have them with us fills us with pride. Our objective is to give our all. We know we’re facing one of the strongest teams in Italy, and the difference is massive, but we need to honour the shirt. The right approach and attitude has to be there, I expect it.”Coach Devis Mangia continued: "We come off the back of a training retreat in Rome, focused on the league which is our priority. We’ve worked so we can hit the ground running in the league, but also do ourselves proud in the match against Milan. I will play the players that are in the best physical condition in that moment. The sale of Sansovini? It’s simple, we spoke frankly and we agreed together that it was difficult to coexist with another player in the same role. We said he had to either change role or alternate with the other player. Complete respect for the lad, who remains exceptional, but it was solely a technical decision.”