Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng fit for Juve clash

Mohamad Mosselhi , Tuesday 16 Apr 2013

AC Milan midfielder confirms his availability for the Italian Serie A game against Juventus next weekend

C Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng (R) shakes hand with coach Massimiliano Allegri after being substituted against Napoli during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan April 14, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

AC Milan's Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng said on Tuesday he will be fit to play in Sunday's clash against Juventus in the Serie A.

Serie A leaders Juventus, who are close to winning a second consecutive title, will host AC Milan on Sunday.

Boateng, 26, picked up an injury in the Rossoneri's 1-1 draw with Napoli last Sunday but he confirmed that he will be fit to feature against Juventus.

"I am fine," Boateng told Milan Channel on Tuesday.

"At first I thought the damage would be greater, but today I feel a lot better and hopefully I'll be available against Juve.

"We are still there or thereabouts and we want to finish second – and to do that we have to win in Turin. The matches against Juventus are always special – there is no need to talk them up further.

"This time we'll kick the ball harder in order to make it clear for everyone that the ball has crossed the line," he added.

AC Milan, who are third in the Italian league table with 59 points, are looking to climb to second at the expense of Napoli, who have 63 points.

With six weeks remaining in the Serie A, Juventus are on the verge of retaining the title as they top the table with 74 points, nine ahead of Napoli.  

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