AC Milan gained an immense bout of confidence after a 3-0 win over archrivals Inter Milan on Sunday.
This was a huge morale booster for the team which has been looking to build on the recent good run of form. ManagerSinisaMihajlovic only recently received a vote of confidence from the owner Berlusconi, who has been looking to get the club back into the top levels of Italian football. It has been a good few years since AC Milan last were seen in the top three places. The club are now just six points behind Fiorentina, who are third in the table.
This has given Milan real belief that they can close the gap further. However, the team needs to be aware that they have to continue this winning form in order to have such a possibility.Mihajlovic reminded his team about the same ahead of the meeting with Palermo. He says that the players should take the confidence gained from beating Inter and produce a repeat of the same against the next opposition. Palermo have struggled with consistency and have managed just two wins in the last five games.Mihajlovic will now be hoping to spread the goals across his team. Right now, it has been concentrated only on Bacca with the striker getting 11 goals in 22 appearances.
“We took great satisfaction from winning the derby and I hope it can be the start of something, but let’s see what happens at Palermo. If we do not do well versus Palermo no one will remember the derby.The win over Inter should have the effect of a bottle being uncorked and we will see whether there was champagne, a good sparkling wine or a simple lemonade in the bottle on Wednesday.I believe in these guys and I have always believed in them,” saidMihajlovic.