Vladimir Petkovic shrugged off Scudetto talk after Lazio took Milan apart. “Our ambitions remain the same, this changes nothing and we must keep our feet on the ground.”
The Biancocelesti were 3-0 up before relaxing a little too much into their lead, eventually securing a 3-2 victory at the Olimpico.
“Our ambitions remain the same, because this win changes nothing,” insisted the Coach after moving within a point of second-placed Napoli.
“Scudetto? The fans have every right to think about it, but we must keep our feet on the ground. After all, we saw what happened when we went 3-0 up.
“After conceding the first goal, we just stopped playing. We were also tired, Milan put us under pressure and we conceded some goals that could’ve been avoided. Nigel De Jong’s goal came about because the defensive wall was not positioned correctly.
“In any case, the three points are important for the project that we are taking forward.”
Antonio Candreva and Hernanes were on target in the first half, but goalkeeper Federico Marchetti pulled out in the warm-up.
“I spoke a great deal with Candreva and Hernanes. They understand what I want from them, although I think they can give even more and become even more important for this team,” continued Petkovic.
“Marchetti had a thigh twinge and it is probably not anything serious.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.