PRIMAVERA, COACH INZAGHI: “the players are up for the match”

MILAN – This is what the Primavera coach Filippo Inzaghi had to say ahead of the Viareggio Tournament and tomorrow’s match against Rijeka in an exclusive interview with the Milan Channel earlier:"We have to turn our entrance into the Viareggio Tournament at the knock-out stages into an advantage, even if the teams there have already played and are used to it. Let’s hope they’re a bit tired compared to us. They are one-off matches on less than ideal playing surfaces which for us is a disadvantage. They’re unique matches in which you have to fight, but we’re ready, we’re Milan, in these type of competitions the only thing that matters is getting to the end and winning. We’ll try and do just that by playing good football because this is our philosophy. I’m hoping that our players have also grown through their experiences in the UEFA Youth League. We need to take it one game at a time, there is a match every 2 days. Our opponents Rijeka beat Genoa and were more than a match for Sampdoria. It will be tough against a team with character, but the players are up for the match. Pinato trained today, he’s not 100% fit as yet, we’ll try and cope. Piccinocchi, who is a very important player for us is unavailable. Fabbro isn’t fully-fit, but we have Petagna available and the Milan squad is excellent. We’ll fill the gaps with the players that we have available. Aniekan and Bende Bende are ready to give us a hand. Aniekan will probably play tomorrow. He’s given everything in training but I’ve not been able to play him much. He did well against Udinese and I’m happy to give him this chance as he deserves it."