Palermo boss Gian Piero Gasperini has admitted that although Milan may have not started the season well, they will still be a tough test.
The Rosanero host Massimiliano Allegri's men tomorrow night, and the 54-year-old Coach has warned his players against complacency, as well as commenting on his own team's lowly position in the table.
“Milan have not been getting the results we've all been accustomed to,” he told a Press conference. “It is a difficult period for them at the moment, but they will certainly still be a tough opponent.
“They are at a different level to the likes of Siena and Torino, but we are at home, so we have to go for a win.
“When you look at the table, you have to say that, after so many games, we are not at the bottom by chance, but for a reason. We have to go forward now game-by-game.
“We can look back and say 'we could have picked up more points there', but we have to forget about that and look ahead.”
He also commented on the side's lack of goals – six in nine League games – and also on the recent controversy surrounding poor refereeing decisions in Serie A.
“We are a team that produces a lot of opportunities to score, we have just been wasteful,” he said. “But that happens in football. We have many attacking options, and there's no doubt we have to do more.
“Yesterday was an extraordinary day for the referees,” he added. “I think, and hope, they were just isolated incidences, and that this week they will return to normal.”
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