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Filippo Inzaghi on the Cesena game, injuries and criticism


Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi says Cesena is always a tough side to face away from home.

The Rossoneri are seventh in the table after losing to Juventus at home and only managing a draw away at Empoli and they will be determined to get back on winning terms.

"Cesena is always difficult, the stadium will be full but we want to do well, we approach the game with the right spirit.

"Honda is fit, I think he will play. Alex has been training with the group since Thursday but I have many central defenders available, I will find the best ones for tomorrow's game.

"Stephan [El Shaarawy] is a top class player. He had some problems after the Lazio game and skipped ten days of training but I then used him against Juventus even if Bonaventura did extremely well, this shows how much I rate him.

"He just needs to find the game rhythm but I'm relaxed with him, he can play from the start, if not we will always need players like him."

"Fernando [Torres] is fit, he's in-form but not 100% fit yet. He's happy after the goal scored against Empoli and we're delighted to have him here."

The Rossoneri were criticised after a below-par performance against Empoli but the Italian believes unfair criticism could be damaging for his group.

"[The midfielders] are responding well to treatment, we also have Essien back," said Inzaghi.

"We lost van Ginkel but I have time to analyse and understand who to start with. They [the midfielders] are all quality.

"It seems Muntari is being criticised as well but he started the season well, that's why I get upset. Criticise me, leave the lads alone, everything will be more complicated if we start finding issues even when we do well."

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