AC FOCUS ON LEAGUE

After being knocked out of the Champions league, AC Milan now have only the league to focus from now till the end of the campaign. The Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has said that all the games are important from now to the end of the campaign if they are to finish in the top three positions. Milan have managed to pick themselves up from a position where they were thinking about finishing in the part of the table to possibly finishing the season in the top two. In fact, Milan are just 11 points behind the table leaders Juventus.

As a result, there is an outside chance that they may even win the title. Allegri has said that he will not give up on the hopes of winning the title this season. However, he has asked his players to treat every game like a cup final in order to achieve the dream. Allegri saw his team extended their impressive league record in recent months after yet another victory during the weekend. The 2-0 win over Palermo means that they have closed the gap on second placed Napoli to just two points. The club still has matches against the top two – Napoli and Juventus – in the league.

“There are nine games left and we need to stay calm and maintain balance. We’ll be looking to win or at least draw the remaining games. All the games are important now. The substitutes are always important and this was a good step towards getting to second place even though it’ll be tough,” said the Milan manager. However, there are concerns about the fixture list of the seven time European champions. Aside from the Napoli and Juventus, Milan will also have to face Fiorentina as well. The team have a three-point advantage over Fiorentina in the fourth place.