Ac Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli believes the Supercoppa is “very important” as “it’d be a great achievement for us to win a trophy”.
The Rossoneri haven’t lifted silverware since triumphing in this competition in 2011, and the centre-back believes the clash with Juventus is crucial.
Romagnoli told Milan TV.
“It’s a fascinating match, and a very important one for us,”
“It would be a great achievement for us, we approach it with confidence and great humility.
“Whether they [Juventus] play three or four at the back they’re always strong, the important thing is for us to go onto the pitch convinced we can beat them.
“We’re well aware of just how much is on the line, for a lot of us it would be the first trophy. We deserved the Coppa Italia but lost, and in the League we’ve played on par with Juventus.
The Italian Super Cup, usually between the Serie A and Italian Cup champions, will be played Friday in Doha, Qatar, but Milan was forced to postpone its trip by a day to Wednesday because its charter flight had technical problems.
Relying on 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18-year-old midfielder Manuel Locatelli and forward Mbaye Niang, a relative veteran at 22, Milan is only two points behind second-place Roma. Juventus, however, is seemingly on an unstoppable march to a record sixth Serie A title.