Stephan El Shaarawy – Milan's scorer in the 2-1 defeat to Udinese – insists the Rossoneri approached the game with the right spirit.
The 19-year-old netted a stunning long range goal to level the scores yesterday afternoon at the Stadio Friuli but it wasn't enough to avert the Rossoneri's third defeat in four Serie A games this season, heaping further pressure on Coach Massimiliano Allegri.
“The spirit in which we approached the game was the right one,” El Sharaawy commented in an interview with Milan Channel.
“During the first half we had more chances, but we didn't take them. We need to become more concrete in defence and avoid lapses in front of goal. But we are working hard every day, and want to improve.”
The Italian Under-21 international is pleased with his own displays.
“I feel that I have been finding my form over the last two or three games and it is just a pity that my goal did not help us win.
“I know I am improving but the important thing is that the whole team improves. I didn't celebrate after my goal because I wanted to get on with the game.”
El Shaarawy's place in the first XI could be taken by Robinho when Cagliari visit on Wednesday, but the teen is glad to see the Brazilian back from injury.
“He has great quality and we need him on the pitch.”
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