From our special correspondent in San Siro
Milan Skriniar, the return. After six seasons at Inter, the Slovak international defender from PSG returns to San Siro to face AC Milan this Tuesday (9 p.m.), during the fourth day of the Champions League. “I'm happy to live this new experience,” swears the rough center back, knowing well that it will be complicated in terms of reception and atmosphere. “I know it will be difficult from this point of view because I played at Inter for six years, I won my first trophies there, we will have to be concentrated and do what we know how to do. We train for this. If we continue like this, the result will be good. It's a great emotion to return to this stadium where I lived six wonderful years. But I am here as a PSG player,” he slips, not wishing to “controversy” after the comments of certain interior leaders about him. “I’m here to talk about tomorrow’s game. “It’s not the time to talk about that today,” he said, recognizing that “it’s always good when Milan loses to Inter.”
Note that another Parisian wore the colors of Inter, Achraf Hakimi. But it is a former member of… AC Milan, who should win the prize for poor reception. Gigio Donnarumma is indeed seen as a traitor by a certain number of Milan supporters. It will be hot. “Since we left, I don’t see him worried,” promises Skriniar, who had to ask the question three times to get an answer. He continued: “He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, very experienced, he will be focused on doing well for the team.”
Promised sworn ? The Italian goalkeeper will have to be damn strong to ignore the context. He will be able to count on a solid defense, notably with the Skriniar/Marquinhos tandem in the center. “I like playing with Marquinhos, we are very good together even if there are always things to improve. But it's not important who plays, the important thing is to win. With a balanced team and strong players, the coach (Luis Enrique) can make choices. I felt very good from the first day with him, especially since he speaks Italian,” underlines the former Inter player, ambitious for Tuesday evening’s match: “We know they have to take points but we want to absolutely win. I don’t know who will have the most pressure but we come to play football and play our game.” In the first leg, things were more favorable to the Parisians, leaders in the standings of Group F, who won 3-0 against Milan at the Parc. Mister Pioli's players have not yet scored a single goal or won a single match in this group.