Within the program "Tutti i colori dello sport" (All the Colors of Sport) promoted by AC Milan, Tommaso Pobega, AC Milan's Men's first team midfielder, and Laura Fusetti, a player for Milan's Women's team, were guests at the institute of the "La Strada" association in the Corvetto district of Milan.
Below are the words of the Rossoneri midfielder on the sidelines of the event, as relayed via Milan News.
On the recent period:
"Every week, we try to analyze everything and prepare ourselves as best as we can. Not getting results bothers us, but this week we returned to the field with the coach and everyone at Milanello, also to understand where the mistakes were made."
If the break comes at the right time:
"In my opinion, there's no right or wrong moment. We need to focus on the sequence of games we have to get back to how we started."
On what to improve, Pobega said:
"The coach is telling us to help each other to work and prepare for the matches. Then we review all the matches among ourselves."
On the injuries issue:
"We experience it knowing that it's something that happens. More injuries than usual have occurred, but I'm sure and we have trust in the staff we have. We need to get through this moment, and we will all return in shape."
"Nothing is impossible, we work to prepare the matches as best as possible and perform at our best. We want as much consistency as possible to have more certainties, to add more pieces that ultimately lead to the final result."
On Ismael Bennacer:
"We are very happy, he has been doing a lot of work with us in recent weeks. Besides having a good relationship with him, he is a strong player and can help us and provide that something extra. Gradually, he will regain his form."
On the fluctuating results:
"We haven't talked about it in general terms, we must focus on what happens in the subsequent matches. Each match has its own story and can be influenced by an incident. We need to restart from our performances because we are a strong team, and when we put in the right performance, the result follows."
These are terrible times for what happened to Giulia. You are the face of Milan's campaign against violence against women. The question is: how much can education, sports, and the upbringing and training of young people like you help prevent terrible cases like Giulia's?"
"I think they are fundamental. We continue to hear news about these horrible events happening. It's truly obscene to hear what's happening. I believe that education, starting from a very young age, needs to be done in schools, at home, in sports centers, and all sports can help to try to prevent these truly deplorable things from happening", declared Pobega.