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Rossoneri Round-up for 18 October: Milan’s Romagnoli: We must ‘impose our football’ against Inter

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Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli is ready for the Derby della Madonnina.

The captain told Milan TV:

It’s only natural that, as captain, you feel more responsibility, but rather than add pressure, it gives me more motivation and makes it an even more fascinating challenge.

We are aware that this game can give us that extra push. Other than it being the derby, Inter are also our direct rivals for a place in Europe.

It’s an intriguing derby in terms of tradition, with the stadium, the fans and many other elements. I’ve won some derbies, lost others, drawn some: that is football. I hope to continue winning.

We’ve got to play in the Milan style, impose our football on the game, make the most of our chances and limit their attacks as much as possible.

It’s crucial to keep it tight, remain concentrated for 95 minutes. We already know their strength and movements, but we have to concentrate on our own football and not concede.

The match against Inter is probably the biggest match of the season for both clubs. Let’s hope that while the team is prepared, that the emotions and the hype surrounding the match don’t overwhelm the team.

Gattuso has is work cut out for him trying to get this team to start keeping clean sheets, and there is no better time like the the Milan derby to get it right, and Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchio, and Gianluigi Donnarumma all need to be on their toes and at their best if they are to shut Inter down.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Flamengo confirmed that a deal with Milan for Lucas Paqueta is done, and he’s reportedly coming in December to train before the opening of the transfer window. [AC Milan Offside]

Paulo Dybala was hurt on international duty with Argentina, but it doesn’t appear to be serious. [Black & White & Read All Over]

Inter Milan are reportedly ready to offer €25 million for Brescia’s Sandro Tonali. []

World Football Links

Does Japan international Yosuke Ideguchi have a future at Leeds United? [Yorkshire Evening Post]

A look at the Mexico team and who should be allowed to fade into the distance and younger players that can replace them. [FMF State of Mind]

Fulham owner Shadid Khan has withdrawn his offer to buy Wembley. []

Arsenal Women and Scotland Women’s national team midfielder Kim Little had her leg broken by an awful challenge by Chelsea’s Drew Spence that will leave Little out for as much as 10 weeks. [The Short Fuse]

The United States Women’s National Team defeated rival Canada 2-0. [Stars & Stripes FC]