30 August 2022
PICKING POINTS BACK UP
"We gave away four points between Genoa and the match against Roma, and so tomorrow we absolutely have to recover them. The match will be a difficult and important one, Spezia are doing good things in the league and they are a team that scores goals. The game must be attacked immediately, these are three points that must be taken home."
"I haven't yet decided tomorrow's formation. We'll have both Angel Di Maria and Nicolò Fagioli available. Tomorrow, as always, the changes will be important, I still have to decide whether to start Arek Milik with Dušan Vlahović or keep him initially on the bench. Fabio Miretti played a good game against Roma, but it will happen that he'll need to rest now and then, plus there is an emotional and psychological component to consider. Mattias Soulé is doing well, but I'm making other choices right now and the choices that I make are always based on the match, regardless of whether a player is 18 or 35. At the moment Paul Pogba isn't available, if everything goes well, from next week he'll start running again, he is a very important player for us. Federico Gatti is progressing well and we will see whether or not he'll play, whilst Leonardo Bonucci will be back with the team from the day after tomorrow and will be available for the match in Florence. Nicolò Rovella, on the other hand is going to Monza, we opted for this choice with the club so as not to disrupt his progression."
DANILO & MCKENNIE
"Danilo can play in three roles: right-back, left-back and centre-back. Last Saturday he played a good game, even if defensively we made some positional errors, but that's normal because we need time to improve. Weston McKennie was very good, he came back from a dislocated shoulder and did what he could, he is improving in condition."