Not exactly a hot take here, but Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura thinks that Milan have to be “great” in order to win the Coppa Italia later this week.
Giacomo Bonaventura feels “it will take a great #ACMilan to win” against #Juventus in the #CoppaItalia final. https://t.co/tQdwMn5qba pic.twitter.com/pQGog4A5wb— footballitalia (@footballitalia) May 7, 2018
Bonaventura told Milan TV:
We’re playing against a great team in a beautiful stadium. We have a huge desire to play a great game.
Juventus are a great team, they have a squad of the highest quality as they’ve proven this year and in past years, in both the league and the Champions League.
It’ll be a difficult game, and it will take a great Milan to win.
Milan have stumbled a bit over the past few weeks after going on a remarkable tear through Serie A, and while it won’t be the trophy that most Milan fans would have been hoping for at the beginning of the season, the Coppa is still better than no trophy, right?
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Carlo Ancelotti said that he would to go back to Serie A. [Football-Italia.net]
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has reportedly agreed to join Juventus. [Football-Italia.net]
AS Roma are looking to offer a new deal to Alisson. [Chiesa di Totti]
World Football Links
Arsenal are likely to name a new manager before the World Cup. [The Short Fuse]
Atlético Madrid suffered from a hangover from the win over Arsenal in the Europa League with a loss to Espanyol. [Into The Calderon]
In Mexico, Santos Laguna surprised defending champions Tigres UANL and scored two goals, one with 10 men, to advance in the Liguilla. [FMF State of Mind]
Also in Mexico’s Liguilla, Club Tijuana shocked Monterrey by scoring two goals away from home after scoring only one goal during the 2018 Clausura season and upset Rayados in their home stadium. [FMF State of Mind]
Reuben Neves said he’ll stay loyal to Wolverhampton as the team celebrates winning the Championship. [The Guardian]