Guarin: “Important to react”

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MILAN – Fredy Guarin gave his take on the night’s match following the final whistle. “The game was important for us get our heads straight; for the group to pick itself up. It might not have been the greatest spectacle but at the end of the day, we won. We showed bags of character and desire,” said the midfielder.

Guarin went on to talk about the Europa League itself, a competition he won during his spell at Porto: “I’ve been lucky enough to go all the way in the Europe League, so I know it well. We need to take it one game at a time; this match is gone now and we just need to focus on Sunday’s clash with Fiorentina.”

“We are a team that talks to each other, that gets things out in the open. I think that being able to rely on your team-mates for support is absolutely fundamental,” explained the Colombian.

“The clash? I apologise to the opposing player – it’s a fair play thing. I said something in the moment but I never meant to cause anyone any harm… the ball was up for grabs and I was just thinking about getting it. I also wanted to say sorry to one of the fans who told me to wake up – I gave him a pretty dirty look, but it was just in the heat of the moment,” Guarin admitted.