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Sunday July 22 2012
Allegri awaits Milan reinforcements

Massimiliano Allegri insists he’s not concerned after a ‘provisional’ Milan lost to Inter and Juventus in the Trofeo TIM, but is looking forward to reinforcements.

The teams faced off in three 45-minute matches at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari on Saturday evening.

The Rossoneri were beaten 1-0 by Juve and then fell 2-1 to tournament winners Inter.

“The lads played two good games. It was our second outing of pre-season and there were many young kids on the field,” said the Coach.

“Juventus and Inter were at a more advanced level of fitness, which is to be expected as they have the Italian Super Cup and Europa League to prepare for.

“Now those who were in Euro 2012 will join in and we’ll start really getting to work to prepare for the campaign.”

Fans are furious after Milan sold Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to PSG, while many more veterans were released from their contracts.

“The club knows what to do. Some players have left and for now I can only work with the elements at my disposal, but more will arrive before August 31.

“I am not someone who chops people down. We evaluated along with the club, so some players remained and more will come in, so with that squad we must aim for a top three position in Serie A.

“The first real reinforcement is Alexandre Pato, who is doing well for Brazil at the Olympics.”

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