Milan v Napoli: Antonelli calls on improvement in attack
Following their 1st defeat in 3 Serie A matches, Milan have to improve in attack if they are to beat in-form Napoli, says Luca Antonelli.
Luca Antonelli says Milan need to increase in attack if they’re recapture their greatest form in Sunday’s Serie A clash with Napoli.
Maurizio Sarri’s in-form Napoli side are unbeaten in seven fixtures across all competitions, and travel to San Siro around the back of consecutive wins against Juventus and Legia Warsaw.
Sinisa Mihajlovic suffered his third defeat as Milan boss last time out, former Napoli man Blerim Dzemaili securing victory for Genoa in the Luigi Ferraris.
Nonetheless, Milan had triumphed in their preceding two matches prior to that defeat, and Antonelli, who has now returned for the Milan fold following a month out injured, has insisted that the side are on the cusp of hitting peak form.
“Napoli are a strong group in truly superior form. It’s going to be difficult,” he told Milan’s official web-site.
“But we’re a fantastic group at the same time. We just have to enhance in the final third and we’ll be winning games simply, for the reason that we create a lot of probabilities.
“We must show Napoli respect as a result of how nicely they are playing, but that does not mean that we’ve got to play a various game to how we know we are able to play.
“Personally, it can be often a specific match. I scored my 1st Serie A aim against Napoli at the San Paolo, it was a great feeling for me. Hopefully I can do it once more on Sunday.”
Immediately after a sluggish get started to the campaign, Napoli are starting to come very good below Sarri, and were deserved winners against defending champions Juventus last week.
Gonzalo Higuain put inside a superb show in that victory, scoring one particular and assisting a further, and also the Argentina striker moved his tally for the season as much as six having a amazing aim within the 2-0 Europa League win more than Legia.
Dries Mertens netted Napoli’s opener in Thursday’s win, plus the diminutive winger is hoping to capitalise on the most likely absence of Lorenzo Insigne (knee), with one more powerful performance this weekend.
“We are very happy with all the game along with the outcome [against Legia], and for me I am pleased with my goal and how I played,” Mertens told Napoli’s official web site.
“We know that we can win a growing number of if we maintain up this intensity. We have to continue like this and I will try to give my very best in Milan on Sunday. We’ve to continue the race inside the championship.”
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