Andrea Poli hit the upright and felt he deserved a penalty, so was impressed with Milan despite their defeat to Atletico Madrid.
“On my header, the goalkeeper performed a great save,” he told Mediaset Premium after a 1-0 home defeat in the Champions League Round of 16.
“I have regrets, but Milan should not feel bad about this performance. We made Atletico Madrid struggle and in the second half we fell away, as it was tough to maintain that tempo.
“Today everyone ought to applaud the team. We want to go through to the next round and we can achieve that in the second leg.
“We wanted to take control of the game and tested it out in training. We all played well and deserved something more tonight.”
Poli should’ve had a penalty in the first half when he was kicked while lining up a volley.
“I asked the referee, but he smiled and said there was nothing there. The player who kicked me actually said: ‘Are you crazy?’ to me! These things happen and I don’t like commenting on them.
“The important thing is to underline the positive approach Milan had tonight. I repeat, we want to go through and we have every chance of doing it.”