Correspondent Lee Eui-jin = Italian Serie A prestigious AC Milan defender Pierre Calulu (23) faced off against Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min (31) and Ivan Perisic (34), referring to them as ‘big names’. expressed anticipation for

At a pre-press conference held on the 14th (Korean time), the day before the 2022-2023 European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) round of 16 first leg match against Tottenham, Kalulu said, “All I know these two are great players.”

He continued, “The two players are ‘big names.’

Kalulu, who played as a center back and right fullback this season, is likely to face Tottenham’s ‘left line’ throughout the game, leading to Son Heung-min and Perisic.

“I’ve always wanted to get the chance to play against guys like that. This showdown is a chance to test my level,” said Kalulu.

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli also said, “Tottenham has all the characteristics of an English team in terms of game speed, physicality, and performance. They are also very solid tactically.” Confrontation cannot be avoided,” he said.

AC Milan, the “defending champion” of Serie A, is in 5th place (12 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses, 41 points) this season.

The recent record is also not good.

AC Milan, who defeated Salernitana 1-0 in the first league match resumed after the Qatar World Cup break, went down with 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses in 6 league matches.

On the 12th of last month, they lost 0-1 to Torino in the Coppa Italia (Italian Cup) round of 16, and on the 19th of the same month, Inter Milan and Supercoppa Italiana (Super Cup) also lost 0-3.

However, Tottenham, who is suffering from a rope injury, is also in a depressed mood.

Rodrigo Bentancourt, who is in charge of midfield, suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in his knee, making it difficult for him to play in the rest of the season, and Yves Bisuma is also unable to play because he underwent surgery for an ankle injury. 온라인바카라

Pierre-Emil Hoivier was also unable to play against AC Milan due to accumulated warnings, making it difficult to form a midfielder.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said, “I’ve had 4 serious injuries in the past 7 days.

Conte said, “There are two young players in the team who will be a way. Oliver Skip and Pape Sar. They are really young at 20 and 22 years old. I have to trust them and help them overcome themselves.”

Tottenham’s league winning streak came to an end when they lost 1-4 in the previous away match against Leicester City.

Son Heung-min, who played full-time at the time, said in a local broadcast interview after the game, “I don’t know what to say. I’m so disappointed.” also did

Coach Conte said, “Tomorrow (the match against AC Milan) the answer will come out what the team lacks,” adding, “To achieve good results in the Premier League or UCL, the team must be stable. This year, the team is less stable.” did.

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