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The Rossoneri forward spoke to Milan TV ahead of Milan’s clash with Empoli on Saturday.

On the derby:

“It was a great match, and the fans made it even more incredible. Unfortunately we conceded that goal on the 92′, but we can still improve a lot and I am sure this episode will help us in the future. The derby is in the past, now we are 100% focused on Empoli”.

On the fans:

“The fans were fantastic, they backed us from the first minute to the end of the match. I think they are the best fans in Italy and they showed it in a difficult game like Sunday night’s game, and I want to thank them for this. I hope to see the stadium full again”.

On the Rossoneri Tifo:

“The President deserves it, he made the history of this club. Such an amazing choreography in a game like this is even more moving, it was really great”.

On Suso:

“Since he has set foot at Milanello he has shown he is a class player”.

On his role with Milan:

“I’ve been playing with continuity for a while now, but I know it all depends on my performances. We are a great group mad up of 26 players, everyone wants to play, therefore it’s up to me to show the boss my qualities”.

On Montella and the staff:

“With Nicola Caccia [Montella’s Technical Assistant, ed.] we are working very well. We have a special bond: he belives in me and I am working hard to improve. I promised him I will score a header, and I’ll do it”.

Free-kicks and set pieces:

“We know that set pieces can be decisive and break the deadlock, like Jack did against Pescara. I want to improve also on this, and start scoring a few goals from a set piece”.

Regarding his experience:

“I am young and I can still still improve a lot. You gain experience with age. I must look at my older teammates and listen to their advice to improve as a person and as a player”.

On the next match on Saturday:

“Empoli are a well organised team and have been playing good football for years. We must have the same attitude we had against Juve and Inter, because these are very tricky matches. We must play knowing we are strong but we mustn’t underestimate the opponents”.

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