Milan will arrive in Bologna tomorrow, and Siniša Mihajlović and Zlatan Ibrahimović are on the first plan. Last year, the Swede was an open wish of Bologna, but in the end, he joined the ranks of the Rossoneri and, for who knows how many times, confirmed the class in action.
Ibrahimovic then said that he would play for Bologna and Mihajlovic for free, but he still decided on a new competitive motive at San Siro and this season is one of the key reasons for the team's high ranking in the Serie A table.
"What would we be today if Ibra chose Bologna? We certainly wouldn't be where we are, but he chose Milan and I'm happy for him." - Mihajlovic said, as quoted by mozzartsport "Unfortunately, the conversation about that is now a story from football fantasy, but I must say that I would be sorry Bologna fans who would not be able to watch it because they have to stay away from the stadium, "said Mihajlović.
However, Bologna enters the match (Saturday 15.00) with great ambitions. "Milan will not have a good time. But they deserve to stay where they are. Pioli deserves it because he is doing a great job. Ibra deserves it because I know what he can give to the whole team."
Mihajlovic does not expect Zlatan to be shaken due to the conflict with Romelu Lukaku in the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup. "It won't distract him. He's coming for the win, confident in his own qualities. He may be nervous because they were eliminated in the cup, but he certainly won't be nervous about Lukaku."
Bologna against big clubs
Bologna does not have a victory against the big Serie A clubs this season. "It's true, but maybe it will happen tomorrow, even though it is clear that Milan has strong players who need special attention.
It is important that my players take care of the details, to play according to our mentality." "And in the moments when we are ahead goal, we have to shoot in order to score a goal, because as Vujadin Boskov once told me: 'whoever shoots, never makes a mistake' "
Mihajlović did not want Mario Mandžukić in his ranks this season, although it is clear that the reasons for that were somewhat different. "I said we won't take him because it would take him a long time to get in shape, but it's clear I couldn't say we don't take him because he has a too high salary."
"What did you mean, ha. His purchase increases Milan's competitiveness. When I arrived at Inter with Mancini, the Nerazzurri were a nice, strong team, which didn't win trophies, then little by little, players who know how to win were bought and Inter started winning trophies."
"Young players are good, but for trophies, you need players who know how to win. For that reason, Mandzukic, in addition to Ibra, came to Milan," said Mihajlovic. Bologna welcomes the clash with Milan in 13th place in Serie A, with only five victories from 19 rounds played.