Allegri pleased with AC Milan form going into derby

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri says they go into the derby in form thanks to victory over Champions League opponents Zenit St Petersburg.

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri says they go into the derby in form thanks to victory over Champions League opponents Zenit St Petersburg.

The Rossoneri turned a corner midweek with their 3-2 Champions League win over Zenit.

Allegri said: “That victory could mean a lot or nothing at all. We are facing a great team with players like Esteban Cambiasso, Javier Zanetti, Walter Samuel, Diego Milito and Antonio Cassano who have many ‘battles’ behind them.

“Inter are a smart and experienced side as well as having technical qualities. We have to be smarter and sneakier than them. Don’t forget that is a crucial characteristic if you want to win League and European titles.

“What do I envy Inter? Nothing. I am happy to have the lads at my disposal, both for their quality and the enthusiasm they bring. At times we make mistakes and these have to be eliminated.”

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