Pippo Inzaghi gave his pre-match press conference today and reiterated some of the concerns of fans --lack of playing identity and formations-- and he also had conviction that Milan are good enough to win the last 16 fixtures.
Some of the quotes:
The priority at the moment is to give Milan an identity again with its playing style. I know that asking for patience from the fans isn't easy as they have already been very patient, but if we want to get back on track we need to have patience. Empoli are no longer a revelation or a surprise, and to beat them we must play very well. They have been able to pick up draws away to some big teams, they have played very well, but we're Milan, we have home advantage and we cannot drop any more points. We have tried to prepare the match well just like we do every week. We know their strengths and we will try and make the most of our qualities. I hope that those who come to watch us see us playing good football.
He also commented on the current league position and the good news that Nigel de Jong has been called up for the match:
We have to be fuming with our position in the league table, but you only come out of tough moments with work and desire. The fans have been very patient, but they know me and they know about the desire I possess to do well and so I will give my all. At the end of the 90 minutes we will be ready for the jeers or the applause if we deserve it. The compliments for Sarri (Empoli coach, editor's note) are right and deserved. Certainly the experience that he has is something that I am missing and that will come with time. If De Jong is okay tomorrow he will play. I want us to get back playing well and from that the results will come. Tomorrow represents a launching pad to continue with confidence in the following matches. We are ready to give an excellent display.
We're currently in 11th place with only one game won in 2015, so while the conviction is nice to hear, it does seem removed from reality. The hope is that his belief will rub off on the team and we can perform as good as we talk.