(IN THE PHOTO: Inzaghi takes questions from the media) 
MILAN- Coach Filippo Inzaghi spoke from his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon at Milanello. This is what was said ahead of Milan-Chievo at the San Siro: 
The opening comments were reserved for his brother Simone, currently coaching at the Lazio Youth Sector where he is earning a positive reputation for his coaching achievements. He then turned his attention to Saturday’s opponents Chievo: “Firstly, my compliments to Simone. I’m happy for Simone. He won the Italian Cup last year and now the Super Cup. I know how he goes about his job and he will get where he deserves. As for the match, it will be a good match, I’ve seen their matches. They have an excellent coach otherwise they would not have won at Napoli. They played well against Sampdoria. In Serie A all the matches are hard. But we’re finally back in front of our fans. I say finally because we need the help of our fans. I hope to give them the gift of a great match.”Inzaghi continued: “The thing that leaves me calm is seeing the players train with great intensity and desire. They leave me with lots of doubts, which means they all train well and make it hard for me to choose. I’ve been in this business for a long time and when I see this spirit it leaves me calm. We’re playing at home, we want to do well for the fans and we will give our all.”Questioned about the fitness and physical condition of the side, this is how Inzaghi responded: “Physically we’re doing very well. If we weren’t, we wouldn’t have been able to come back and get results. At Cesena the heat was incredible and we were down to 10 men. If we hadn’t been sent down to 10 men we would have finished the match on the up. At Cesena in the second half we had to make 2 changes, Poli asked me to change him and Torres was not ready for 90 minutes. The way we play is tiring and I know that after 60 minutes fresh legs are needed. I’ve never been able to make the changes in mind, as matches take turns that you simply can’t predict. Physically we’re doing fine.”A word about recent results: “I can’t always look at the result. The most important thing is hearing players and opponents speaking about the Milan desire and spirit. We have to start from this. People are aware that this is back. This is important and something to build on. We’re on the right path. The 3 points are important to go into the international break and prepare in the best possible way, but I hope we give a good performance first of all. Every side has struggled. Bit by bit, we will improve.” On Jeremy Menez, who reported a problem in his left knee on Thursday: “It all seems okay. He will train with the team today and is available.”On El Shaarawy: “When I arrived I thought about the 4-3-3 formation for him as it brings the best out of his qualities. I respect him a lot and he had a great match versus Lazio. Then he had an injury. I made him play against Juventus as a sign of how much I rate him. We have 7 players up front. Unfortunately it’s hard to leave 3 on the bench. I will try to send 4 out on the pitch. At Cesena I wanted to play El Shaarawy in the second half, but then we saw what happened. He’s doing well and the fitness that he had at the start of the season is back. It will be down to me to choose the best line up. I will choose after today’s training session.”More on El Shaarawy: “Let’s not forget his age. It’s normal to have highs and lows at this age. He’s in an environment that loves him and that rates him highly. It’s down to me to cultivate his talent and which I will use. I need to give precedence though to the team and not the individual. I always choose for the good of the team. Everybody is important." More on individuals, this time Honda: "Honda has the right attitude and the numbers are comforting. Goals, assists and he works for the team. When a coach makes his choices he takes all this into account. It could be that in some matches we’ll play in a different manner. Honda is in good physical shape and at this moment is a certainty. I will decide today whether to play him from the start or to put him on during the match."Back to the team and the squad as a whole: "We have to improve in lots of things, in terms of our build-up play and maybe we could score more. We’re only human. It’s not always easy to score goals. We’re the best attack in the league and we know where to improve. I hope to continue seeing a steady growth like I’ve seen in these first matches. With our playing style, it’s difficult that the matches will end goalless. I like the spectacle and to make the fans happy. When you concede goals, it’s never just the fault of the defence, but the responsibility of the entire team. Juve-Roma? It will be a balanced match." On Saturday’s potential line-up and how Milan will take to the pitch: “Tomorrow 4 offensive players will start, so I think that I’ve given you a very big clue…Torres has played 2 matches in 5 days. The more he trains the fitter he will become. Like the others, he trains and makes my choices difficult. I will have to be good after the final training session in choosing the team for the match against Chievo. All 7 of the offensive players are possible starters. They’re all very good and even Pazzini could play. I will evaluate the condition of all of them and then I will decide. In midfield we’re still missing players like Montolivo, Van Ginkel and Saponara. I’m happy with who is available though. They’re all international players and I hope to get the best out of them in the coming matches."On the defence and Bonaventura: "Zapata is suspended, while the rest are all available. Bonaventura is a player that offers me lots of options. He’s always played as a wide forward, but he can also play as a wide midfielder. He’s very versatile and I think that he can play in midfield. He allows you to change the formation during the course of the match. He’s an excellent lad and he always runs. He always gives you the feeling he’s going to do something important with the ball at his feet and we’re happy he’s with us.”On Milan’s weakness from set pieces in the early stage of the season: "There always has to be concentration. However, we’re not the only ones who concede from set pieces. Let’s hope we can score more goals from these situations and not concede. We’ve let in 2 from dead ball situations and another. I think that these goals can be avoided and we’ll try to improve on this aspect."Finally on teenage sensation Hachim Mastour: "He’s been out 2 weeks because of a muscle injury and for his wisdom tooth. As soon as he gets back, he will be available to us. We’ll try and make the most of his potential, which is enormous." 
This is what Inzaghi had to say meanwhile before the press-conference exclusively to the Milan Channel.