MONTELLA "I HAVE NOTHING TO REPROACH THE TEAM FOR"
The coach after the 0-2 at San Siro: "We are more confident after this match. The fans have been great"
The boss looks at the bright side after the home defeat against Roma where his team controlled the game for 70' before surrendering to Dzeko and Florenzi. This is what he had to say to Milan TV:
ON THE RIGHT TRACK
"Tactically, this has been our best game. We are disappointed with the result, it could have been a turning point. We weren't lucky, it could have ended in a different way. I have nothing to reproach the boys for and I want to thank the fans at San Siro for the big applause after the final whistle. Borini? He always makes himself available, he played a good game, showing great spirit.
"I can say that there's much difference in our style of football compared to the teams above us. And after tonight's performance, I am confident and really willing to bounce back.
HEAD HELD HIGH
"I want to thank the club, I have always felt they believe in me, although I know the risks of this job. I am pleased they have spoken highly of me, they can see the work we are doing despite the results.
"We lacked a bit of 'madness' in front of goal. We lacked those moves that could have shook their defence. We didn't react after the goal for 0-1? It was a cold shower, but we tried to bounce back. With the red card shown to Calhanoglu, the team lost cohesion.
"With these matches, the level of attention is always higher. I don't know how much the international break can be of help, I want to bounce back immediately after this defeat. I saw lots of positive things we can work on. We'll try to sharpen our skills".After the final whistle, also Hakan Calhanoglu, who received a costly red card in the final minutes as he will miss the derby, spoke to Milan TV:
"We played a really good game, creating chances and attacking. I can't remember Roma troubling us in 70 minutes, in the second half we tried to keep it up and we were in control of the game. Dzeko's goal really struck us hard, it became almost impossible to score". Attacking phase: "We did everything we could to score, but they did well in defence. We have to work hard. I am really sorry for receiving the red card: there was a misunderstanding with Romagnoli and I had forgotten about the first yellow card. I am sorry to the fans, unfortunalely I will miss the derby".In the end, it was time for Fabio Borini to reflect on the match:
"We lacked only the goal, we gave everything we had: grit, determination, desire, the same that led Çalhanoglu to receive a red card to stop their counterattack". His position: "I had never played in this role before, but if the coach wants me to play here I am happy to do so. I try to learn the defensive phase every day, also because I think of myself as a forward and it's not easy". The recipe to restart: "We have to work on being more compact and our desire to win. We must never stop believing, even in the practice matches at Milanello".https://www.acmilan.com/en/news/intervi ... e-team-for