Torino played very well at San Siro on Thursday but Milan ended up making a comeback and winning to go through to Cup quarterfinals
Torino lost the Cup meeting with Milano on Thursday even though they took the lead. Torino were doing well in the first hour but the home team made a comeback in just three minutes and Kucka and Bonaventura scored three goals. Mihajolovic wanted revenge against his former team badly but he just ended up being disappointed with how his team crashed out of the cup. Serie A is now their only chance of reaching Europe. Torino got just one win in the last 5 championship round, which makes this match with Milano a must-win.
Mihajlovic's side won't lack motivation ahead of another meeting with Milano:
- We are definitely not dead and we will prove that against Milan. I hope the Cup game proved that we can beat Milan. It will be tough, of course, but we can reach our goal. We always want three points and we have so far proven that we can deal with all the greatest teams. The first part of the season was rather good but we have to grow. We will fight for Europe until the end but we need to win some direct rivals.
Mihajlovic isn't expect to make any major changes to the lineup compared to that last game. Winger Falque is back in practice but Iturbe will most likely start at right wing again. Center back Castan has minor injury problems and Mihajlovic cannot count on left back Molinar for a while now. We need to see whether Obi or Baselli will start in midfield alongside Valdifiori and Benassi.
Winning the Supercup has clearly done wonders for Milan's players' confidence. They went on to beat Cagliari in the championship and Torino in the Cup. The young Milan team is doing great so far and is still in race for Champions League even though it's obvious that such a young team has a lot of room to grow.
Montella wants a new win over Torino:
- We're happy for being in the race, things are complicated but when I look at the table, I see that we can hope to reach some goals. We need to be brave to have consistency. We can do more, we can grow. This team has displayed great pride and motivation. We made a comeback in the Cup because we grew a lot. Mihajlovic said that Torino committed suicide but each coach has vision and strategy. If they committed suicide, I would like to see them deal or disinterested in this game.
Defender Antonelli has major injury struggles, just like Montolivo. We need to see whether Fernandez will be there after suffering a minor injury. Montella will go with a 4-3-3 lineup again but Bacca should start instead of Lapadulu in offense.
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