Udinese forward Gerard Deulofeu is rooting for his former side AC Milan in the title race, but he’s not treating Sunday’s match with Inter as though it’s a derby.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after his team’s win over Fiorentina yesterday, the Spaniard explained that he will try and score against the Nerazzurri to help his former side out, but that it’s not like a derby to him.
Inter will come up against an in-form Udinese over the weekend, and it will be all but a must-win match for them after their slip-up to lose against Bologna yesterday evening.
Winning against the Friulian team will not prove any easier than it would have against Bologna, however, owing to their solid organization as well as the attacking prowess of forwards like Deulofeu, especially on the break.
He’s looking forward to facing up against the defending champions and trying to score a goal which could be a big setback for their Scudetto defense.
Asked whether it will be like a derby for him, he said “No, I don’t think of it that way, especially because I’m committed to my club Udinese.”
“For me it’s a match like any other, even though I’m rooting for Milan for the Scudetto,” he said. “I respect Inter, we will give everything winning because it is very important. I will try to score.”