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Jon Dahl Tomasson claims Milan are not worried that they could throw away the
title in the closing stages as Andriy Shevchenko returns.


“I am not worried at picking up just two points from our last two games,”
commented the Dane.


“We didn’t beat Chievo or Modena, that is true, but we didn’t lose either and we
practically have an integral lead from last week.”


The Rossoneri may be dropping points, but Roma and Juventus both lost one of
their last two matches.


However, the leaders’ stuttering form and the delayed Rome derby suggest the
Giallorossi could yet close to gap enough to make the final weeks of the season
very uncertain indeed.


“There is no fear within this team,” added Tomasson. “We don’t feel remotely
worried that we could crumble on a physical or psychological level.”


The situation is all too familiar to Coach Carlo Ancelotti, who lost a Scudetto
with Juventus on the last day of the 1999-00 season.


He was on the bench during that rainy day in Perugia that allowed Lazio to
snatch the title during the final 90 minutes. Ancelotti’s men had a nine-point
lead with eight games to go.


Tomasson scored the opener in Milan’s 1-1 draw at Modena on Sunday and with the
poor form of Pippo Inzaghi is becoming increasingly important to this side.


“I felt secure even before this recent run of goals,” explained the former
Feyenoord man. “Now that I play a little more often I feel as if I am a first
team player here.”


Nonetheless, the Rossoneri supporters will be pleased to know that Andriy
Shevchenko is back in the squad travelling to La Coruna.


The Ukrainian missed the Modena game after suffering facial injuries on
international duty, but he is expected to start Wednesday’s Champions’ League
quarter-final with the aid of a protective mask.



Milan squad to face Deportivo La Coruna: Abbiati, Fiori, Dida; Cafu, Costacurta,
Laursen, Maldini, Nesta, Pancaro, Simic; Brocchi, Gattuso, Kaka', Pirlo, Rui
Costa, Seedorf, Serginho; Borriello, Inzaghi, Shevchenko, Tomasson.

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