Allegri: Mario is just like Ibra

Massimiliano Allegri said that Mario Balotelli is simular type of player to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He added that if he (Mario) continue like this, he could be even better, as he thinks they both have the same physicality and technique.

Since “SuperMario” joined AC Milan (January), he scored 7 goals in his first 6 matches. If you think that Balotelli could score agains’t Fiorentina in the next match, you could check odds offered by for that to happen. Mario is for sure important factor of Milan’s project, and important for this season battle for Champions League spot in Serie A.

“He’s similar to Ibrahimovic both physically and technically, but he can get better because he’s playing with continuity here. Balotelli still has to improve a lot as a centre-forward given his potential, but he has all the right ingredients to do it.”

“The squad is young and I’m happy with the work that the club has done. If we get into the Champions League, without having to pre-qualify, it’ll have been a good year. One thing is for sure, if we’re to get where we want to be, we’ll need a lot of points.”

“I’m very happy to be at Milan and hope to stay at this club for the long term. For that to happen we need results so let’s hope the team can give us some satisfaction.”

Ibrahimovic and Silva are gone

AC Milan have entered a new era. The financial fair-play (FFP) is taking a toll on all Italian clubs, including Milan. In order to stabilize their financial state they had to accept the generous offer from PSG, who is backed by oil money. Although Ibrahimovic and Silva were Milan’s best players, their sale is justified. Milan will probably buy a couple of players to satisfy the fans but they will not be in the calibre of the aforementioned players. Milan has been invited by an organisation from the United States who are organizing a tournament but it is not sure whether they will accept it or not.

A few days ago the three strongest teams in Italy played a tournament called TIM Trophy and Milan lost twice, both against Inter and Juventus. However, the coach Allegri is satisfied with his team’s performance, but things that the team could use a few additions.

Urby Emanuelson: “I changed AC Milan”

The Dutch increasingly convincing Allegri has lined up as fullback, middle and playmaker. The next season is back to basics: “the engineering”.

Urby Emanuelson can smile, despite everything. Milan is not doing well, the Shield is slipping away, but the Dutchman is a certainty for Max Allegri. Fullback, median playmaker: Emanuelson is where you put it. And with good results: “With respect to Ajax, as a player I feel that something has changed in me. In Rossoneri’m fine. After an initial phase of adaptation is much better.” The future is Milan. While in the field could come back in defense …

The Milan coach admires him and has never hidden. Dall’Ajax arrived in January of 2011, Urby started with the handbrake on: difficulties on and off the field. This was the season of consecration: “The support from my teammates and the entire society – returns ‘Tuttosport’ – was crucial to my growth.”

This year, Emanuelson has played mostly in midfield and also marked a network, against Parma. The next season Allegri could bring it back to ‘base’ though. The Dutch born left-back, in recent games has been deployed in that role. Perhaps it is no coincidence.

Galliani: “Tevez, Balotelli? I don’t know!”

And ‘an all-out what Galliani talks about injuries, sprint championship, Allegri and Kick-ratio Berlusconi: “We recover someone and now there are no more easy games.”

Championship Manager and Football ra race in a season finale that promises to be intense for many reasons. At its entrance into the Football League in Milan, AC Milan Adriano Galliani has to got to say a few words about the situation of Milan on both front.

“We are recovering some of the players – he explained – the situation is slowly improving. The schedule right now does not mean anything. The games are all worth three points, there are the easiest and less easy.”

Two words, the manager of AC Milan, the reserves for the president Berlusconi and his relationship with coach Allegri: “Berlusconi is back in effect, since he was elected honorary president of the club by our board of directors. In reality, however, not if it had never left. his relationship with Allegri is clear, it is sacrosanct that a president can give its opinion on his team. ”

Miss a lock on the market: “If I hear Ibra? Of course, the relationship is great! If I feel even Balotelli? No, and in any case would not say it! And Tevez? Do not know who …” all seasoned with the usual sly smile.


Ibrahimovic: “I will stay in Milan”

At Milan I’m fine, I can not have more than that. After the holidays I will return to do the preparation with this shirt on,” said Zlatan.
The rumors about the alleged ‘tummy ache’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who would be ready to leave AC Milan next season if the club will set up a competitive team in his opinion, were promptly denied by the Swedish striker.
“As we said six months ago I’m fine here at Milan – Ibrahimovic said speaking on ‘Milan Channel’ – I have a contract, I have no thoughts and are determined to finish well this season with the Rossoneri and that of my National.”

“Milan has brought me a smile and the desire to play and it’s my future – said the Swedish striker – I have no reason to say other things, play well because I’m fine here, on and off the field. More so I can not have. After the holidays I will return to do the preparation with this shirt on him.”

Meanwhile, the concentration of Ibra, rather than on the market, is the championship final and the fight for the Scudetto with Juventus … “There are six games in the league – he said – and we will do everything to win, then eventually going to get the money. We are there and we must stay focused, well prepared for each race. All players believe this team can become stronger, but not easy to make now in the market. ”

“Until now the company has done everything he promised and I am happy to stay here – he continued Ibrahimovic – The company, first president Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani, give me confidence and responsibility and I’m happy. I i can only speak in the field, with his feet, to pay their respect. they have done a lot to this team and football in these twenty years, they are the symbol of this club and continue to make history. ”

“Winning a championship would be worth much – said the AC Milan striker – We’re champions and we want riconfermarci. We have one point less, but if we concentrate, we can take back his head. Gare like Catania and Fiorentina, in retrospect afterwards, you could also win. it is important not to repeat the mistakes made and do my best in the coming matches.”

AC Milan wants Carlos Tevez

For the Apache, the Rossoneri could start from the last bid submitted to the City in January. If the sacrifice was Robinho Santos could sell the playmaker Ganso.

With the approach of summer, AC Milan will start to think in ways important to the transfer market next summer. According to reports this morning from the Turin daily ‘Tuttosport’, would have different names in his notebook Rossoneri managing director Adriano Galliani and Braida Ariedo

In primo luogo la tripletta di Carlos Tevez contro il Norwich lo scorso weekend ha riacceso la voglia di Galliani di portare in rossonero l’Apache, dopo il trasferimento sfumato a gennaio. Il Milan ripartirà da quella che è stata l’ultima offerta del mercato invernale: 25 milioni di euro più 3 di bonus, offerta che era stata accettata dal Manchester City, prima che l’intervento in prima linea di Silvio Berlusconi annullasse il tutto.

In questi mesi Galliani ha continuato a lavorare sotto traccia con l’agente dell’argentino, Kia Joorabchian, con il quale i rapporti del club di Via Turati sono molto buoni. Inoltre la sensazione è che quella fra la punta e il Manchester City sia solamente una tregua da qui alla fine della stagione, per poi definire il suo trasferimento nel corso dell’estate.

Il City potrebbe chiedere qualcosa in più, ma, a differenza del mercato invernale, i rossoneri avrebbero tre mesi per limare le differenze, sapendo inoltre di poter contare sulla volontà dell’argentino, che già a gennaio aveva dichiarato chiaramente di vedere il suo futuro in rossonero.

Per avere maggiore disponibilità di liquidi il Milan potrebbe decidere di operare uno sfoltimento del reparto offensivo, ma, considerato che Pato e Cassano hanno per ovvii motivi scarso mercato, l’unica opzione possibile in tal senso appare quella di una cessione di Robinho.

In questo senso lavora Ariedo Braida con il Santos, pronto a fare carte false per riavere il giocatore in occasione del centenario del club. I rossoneri sperano tuttavia di poter inserire nella trattativa anche il trequartista Paulo Henrique Ganso, seguito sempre con grande interesse e reduce da una stagione sfortunata per gli infortuni, che potrebbero indurre il club a uno sconto deciso sul prezzo.

Ma Braida in Brasile non segue solo Ganso: piacciono due mediani, Casemiro del San Paolo e Paulinho del Corinthians, ma sul taccuino c’è anche il trequartista della Fluminense Wellington. Intanto, il possibile ritorno al Psv di Van Bommel, potrebbe indurre il Milan a cercare un suo sostituto. Lo stesso olandese ha consigliato il connazionale Kevin Strootman, classe 90’, messosi in luce nelle fila del Psv e seguito da diversi grandi club del vecchio continente.

Dalla Svezia, infine, rimbalza la notizia dell’interessamento del Milan per il difensore del Genoa Andrea Granqvist. Ad ammetterlo sarebbe stato lo stesso Braida, che al quotidiano ‘The Expressen’ ha dichiarato: “Granqvist è un buon giocatore e un bravo ragazzo. Lo abbiamo visionato varie volte nell’arco della stagione e posso dire che è un buon giocatore”. La prima alternativa come difensore centrale è Acerbi del Chievo.


Can Ibrahimovic break a new record?

The genius of Malmo continues to be the great certainty of the Milan season: 30 goals overall, 23 in the league. Eto’o’s record in the viewfinder.

All about Zlatan. As before, more than before. The Milan clings to the Swedish totems out of this mini-crisis that has complicated than a little-league plans for the Rossoneri. Ibrahimovic is the lifeline for a devil who struggles to stay afloat, including injuries, suspensions and tiredness.

The goal machine continues to be the great certainty of the Milan season: 30 goals overall, 23 in the league. Ibrahimovic goals ever achieved, that is having probably the best year of his career. Unlike what happened in the past, the Swede has not decreased in the second half of the season, maintaining its performance levels of excellence.

It’s no secret that over the Scudetto Ibrahimovic circles this year the scepter of King bombers. Three years ago won the top scorer with 25 networks, a goal well within reach since the only two goals. Not to mention the possible attack on the record Eto’o, scorer last season with 34 centers decade.

Never as in this period, Milan desperately need the feats of Zlatan to keep alive their ambitions. And to him, the man-championship par excellence, comes also asked, in these seven games remaining, an additional dose of self-control, to avoid the dangerous disqualification. Why Ibrahimovic on its head a sword of Damocles called formal notice, and a yellow at this point in the season could weigh a ton.

He will need self-control even Massimiliano Allegri, who in recent weeks has had more of a comparison with Ibra: Swedish criticized the tactics of the coach in the second leg against Arsenal and voiced his opinion, no tones oxfordiani properly, the controversy-injury, also criticizing the athletic trainers. Milan, however, can not afford cracks in the latter part of the season: better to cover the damage and delay the restoration work at the end of May …

Ederson: “Lazio is a great team, but there are Inter and Milan”

Earn about two million, Lazio will “be” zero euros. As Breno, Bayern’s defender, on which the leadership is Capitoline spinegendo a few weeks.

Yesterday, the decisive encounter, now may close the deal to bring Ederson at Lazio next summer as soon as the Lyon midfielder will get an Italian passport (he married an Italian woman), the signature will. Earn about two million, Lazio will be zero euros. As Breno, Bayern defender, on which the leadership is Capitoline spinegendo a few weeks.

“I’m maturing, I do not play much. It is not a simple situation, but I never missed commitment and professionalism. Being followed me feel better. I know that you are
Brazilian teams approached, English and Italian, “said the verdict exclusively to the ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’.” Lazio are a great team. I know that President Lotito follows me with
attention from time. Lazio is now in discussion with my agent. But I have not decided yet. ”

Do not depend on money, but by the words of leadership: “The economic aspect is important but not primary. I’m interested in the project, the possibility to express myself with continuity and to rely on my skills, then return to his country. The Champions would be something more, because I would continue to get better at the highest levels, but not critical “.

Hernanes respects, loves Baggio and reveals the background: “I know that Inter has come forward. The Nerazzurri are following me even before Nice, but it never came to anything concrete. Then there is an interest of AC Milan, but it is still early to talk about and I want to focus on the end of the season with Lyon. They are very large teams, would be an honor to play with.”


Allegri:”A bit ‘of silence would have done better than everyone”

The Rossoneri prepare for the match against Barcelona. The technician: “We are ready, the qualification is possible.” Juve comeback? “But there we are in the head …”

AC Milan is ready, Massimiliano Allegri confident the stumbling block in the league does not count against Catania, now the head is just the Champions League semifinal against Barcelona. “We are aiming for a draw? Nothing calculations, against a team like that you can only give my best.”

The Rossoneri coach is not worried about the conditions of Abbiati, Pato expects full recovery in hopes of Nesta. The relationship with Berlusconi? “Everything ok”. The comeback of Juve – two points out of first place – is not afraid to Allegri: “Some people underestimate us we are in the head …”.

AC Milan will play against Barcelona if: “We will go to Camp Nou to play our game. The qualification is possible, we will not let this opportunity escape. Barça are a great team, I expect a level of performance on their part but also we have our weapons. results and access to the semifinals are in the balance. ”

The infirmary is emptying out, “Abbiati has no problems, so it will be on target. Nesta? Will evaluate his condition after training at Camp Nou tonight – says the coach’s press conference in Milanello – Pato, however, has just returned as a group. I have yet to figure out what it can deliver. ”

Mr Berlusconi has criticized the game’s first leg in Milan, there are no problems for Allegri: “I spoke with him before the race in Catania, we often feel as usual. Nothing different than usual.”

On Fighting Championship Manager: Juventus is one step away. “This can distract us in the race tomorrow? Absolutely not, tomorrow we must think only of the Champions League. Conte’s team is doing good things, this certainly, but some people underestimate what we’re doing: AC Milan in the lead and also two points higher than last season. ”

On the controversy with the Bianconeri after Muntari’s goal is not allocated to the challenge of a few weeks ago and the disapproval of Milan for what happened in Catania – net ‘ghost’ of Robinho.

“A bit ‘of silence would have done better than everyone – Allegri pinches referring to the last words of AD Juventus Marotta – and I can not deny that with some mistakes in less arbitration and a few more points we’d be better. Our protests after Catania ? We have only spoken on that occasion. Now, however, we look forward. “

Catania 1-1 AC Milan

At 65 ‘Milan have claimed a goal when Robinho, Carrizo passed out, kicked weakly and Marquis off the line … or maybe inside?

Catania is not passed. This year the team is doing really rossazzurra ‘large’ and also AC Milan, more often than the pirate ‘Maximin’, has had to deal with a team that never stands still even after you have found to make the match with Spolli. The goals that led the Rossoneri the lead was Robinho. Then, after 1-1, many occasions by both parties, but no goal and the score of equality seems, on balance, the most just.

TRAINING – There Robinho in attack alongside Ibrahimovic at Milan, with El Shaarawy confined to the bench with Boateng and former Maxi Lopez. Absent Nesta and Thiago Silva, there are Bonera and Nesta in central defense with the Abbot recovered on the right. In Catania, Montella finds Marco Motta and confirms the team-type.

MATCH – Part immediately well with Catania Bergessio that, after 2 minutes of play, is face to face with Abbiati, but takes the side netting. The Milan, shortly after, it is immediately dangerous to the free throw Ibrahimovic Emanuelson, who came face to face with Carrizo, kick him to the Argentine goalkeeper. The rossazzurri play without awe, but Milan is the game and the 17 ‘Ibrahimovic is to present face to face with the goalkeeper but could not beat Catania. The guys from Montella, however, are alive: Motta’s in the middle of a beautiful cross from the right on which is better than Bergessio Mexes, but his header did not frame the door.

Guests, slowly, to take possession of the field, acting as a buoy Ibrahimovic trying to make postings by Emanuelson, Robinho and Nocerino and it is precisely in this way that Milan is the advantage: free Robinho Ibrahimovic who presented himself face to face with Carrizo, is cold in beating imparabilmente the former goalkeeper of Lazio. The goal is not suffered the demoralizing Catania, just 3 minutes later, it should be close to balance it with a beautiful header from the center of Alejandro Gomez that the crossbar. And ‘this is the last action of note at first played on a fast pace, though not rich in opportunities.

The second half started quickly with a bang: Gomez found the equalizer with a tap-in header, but Bergonzi undo the network of Catania recognizing an offside Bergessio, author of the assist. The impetus of Catania and is not subsiding Bergessio to try on a free kick with no luck. Allegri tries to reshape his Milan sending Boateng in the field instead of Emanuelson, but it is still the home team and try to insist with a left of Lodi that the door frames.

The draw, however, is in the air and reaches 57 ‘: developments of a corner kick from the left, stopping the ball in the penalty Rossoneri until Spolli is quickest of all to beat Abbiati from close range. The guys from Montella also not satisfied and continue to press the accelerator driven by a devastating Almiron tries twice from outside the box, before you become involved in a sweeping coast-to-coast, 60 meters long, finished with a right imprecise. Amid attempts by Argentine midfielder, AC Milan is close to the goal by Robinho, who, after ruling also dribbling in Carrizo, is opposed by the Marquis on the goal line.

Montella sends in Llama in place of Barrientos, Allegri responds with El Shaarawy in place of Robinho. AC Milan wants to win and try to earn back yards to go in search of a goal, touched the 77 ‘by Mexes, whose header Carrizo is nothing short of miraculous. Allegri also plays the card Maxi Lopez, but in the final minutes Ibra is the only one to try for the Rossoneri, finding the opposition of Carrizo. Moments before the final whistle, the Catania good to win the ball but failed to capitalize and the end result of 1-1 was the most correct.

KEY – The Catania has suffered a blow after goals from Robinho and was not satisfied with the draw after the signature of Spolli: this was the secret of eleven Montella, today.

CHICCA – Nicola Legrottaglie, the half-hour for the first time, advances in fine style and then climbs over Robinho Ibrahimovic with a sombrero chic before changing the game with a throw to Veron. The defender of Catania is now truly regenerated.

Tactics – The 4-3-3 and 4-3-1-2 Montella Allegri are now the trademarks of the teams: in Milan Ibrahimovic retreats often to collect the ball, forcing him to turn to follow him and Spolli or Legrottaglie thus creating a hole for insertion of midfielders.

SLOW MOTION – The decision of the goals canceled Gomez looks good because of an offside Bergessio, author of the deviation. The Milan protest to save the Marquis line, but it seems that the ball has passed fully the goal line.

PROMOTED & rejected – The best field is definitely Nicola Legrottaglie ache extraordinary performance of Carrizo, Spolli and the second time Almiron. Among rossazzurri ‘stick’ only Barrientos. In Milan, Ibrahimovic is the usual fury, and while Emanuelson El Shaarawy will see shortly.