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AC Milan striker Rafael Leao insists no derby hangoer ahead of Red Star test

AC Milan striker Rafael Leao insists they haven't been rattled by their derby defeat to Inter Milan.

Milan meet Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League tonight having drawn 2-2 in Serbia for the first-leg.

Leao said, "Like every game, we are Milan, and we enter the field to win. We want to go ahead with this competition.

"I feel comfortable playing as a centre forward, but it's the coach who takes decisions. I want to help the team and do my best. If I can score or provide an assist, that's better, but winning is the only thing that counts.

"We are not a weaker side because we lost the last two games. We work every day, and we want to do well tomorrow.

"I want to thank Pioli for trusting me. We are all feeling well. We are united, we didn't do well in the last two games, but we want to react.

"There are many young players, we trust each other, and we want to honour the shirt, we are calm and we want to make the most of it.

"Ibra is like an older brother for me. He continually shows what he can do in training. His mentality is the most important thing. With him we feel stronger."


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