AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina urged his team to go into their Serie A clash with Juventus on Sunday with no fear.
Gennaro Gattuso’s team face a huge test when they welcome the league leaders to San Siro, although Milan have strung together a four-match unbeaten run after their 1-1 draw with Real Betis on Thursday.
Reina recognised Juve were a strong outfit, but said his side had nothing to be scared about when facing Massimiliano Allegri’s men.
“With all humility and respect, we’re aware they are strong, but we face them with no fear, there is so much trust,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“We play with a full San Siro and we have to do our best to get three points.”
Points are shared at the Estadio Benito Villamarín
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Juventus are already six points clear atop Serie A after winning 10 of their opening 11 matches.
Milan have jumped into fourth on the back of three straight league wins and Reina feels they are much-improved after getting through a tough period.
“In difficult moments, you have to get out of it to become even stronger,” he said. “Now, we must continue like this.”
Milan are dealing with an injury crisis at the moment, though, with Gonzalo Higuain, Giacomo Bonaventura and Davide Calabria set to miss out this weekend while Lucas Biglia and Mattia Caldara are long-term absentees.
Hakan Calhanoglu and Mateo Musacchio are also a doubt after suffering injuries on Thursday.
Gattuso says Milan will not concern themselves with the injury issues, though, and focus on the players available.
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