Saelemaekers: ‘We’re back in the Scudetto race’

Alexis Saelemaekers feels that Milan are back in the title race following the 4-2 win over Empoli.

The Rossoneri were always in control against the Tuscan side this evening, going into the half with a 2-1 lead. Two quick goals from Alessandro Florenzi and Theo Hernandez secured the three points, despite a late consolation goal by Andrea Pinamonti.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the win over Empoli, Saelemaekers first discussed Milan’s December, saying ‘I don’t know. Like all great teams we can have a difficult moment. But I think we showed today that we did well. We’re back in the Scudetto race.’

He touched on the injury crisis currently plaguing the squad but felt confident going into the Christmas break. ‘I think we had a lot of injuries. It was difficult to change squad every week, that’s never good. We didn’t have stability, but I think we’re back to our best level now. Yes, we’re back.’ He highlighted.

Finally, Saelemaekers commented on the team’s training sessions over Zoom and how it’ll be important over the next few weeks. ‘I think a bit of everything. Some physical work, we’ve already done that. I think that will be the case for all the teams. It’s important to keep the rhythm. It will be important to come back and be ready.’ He concluded.

The 22-year-old Saelemaekers, who is contracted to Milan until 2026, has scored one goal and provided two assists in 18 Serie A appearances this campaign.

Milan’s win over Empoli means that they go into the Christmas break only four points behind league leaders and local rivals Inter.

5 Comments on “Saelemaekers: ‘We’re back in the Scudetto race’”

  1. He played a fantastic game. The hope is he can consistently perform like this, and hopefully on the right wing as well.

  2. I find this amusing coming from one of the absolute worst players in Serie A history. Inter will easily cruise to their 20th Scudetto.

  3. Er… one of the worst players in Seria A history? lol… he’s a decent player, not gonna set the world alight but he works hard and if he can make better choices in his plays (as he generally did last night) he can do well.

  4. Players and coach of AC Milan talk too much about scudetto.. i didnt hear this much from Juventus nor inter in the middle of the winter when they chase the scudetto previous seasons

  5. Saelemaekers strikes me as one of those players that could really explode in football, he does have a lot of skills in his kit, I just wish he would show what he can really do.

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