Clarence Seedorf is still not looking at Milan’s position in the table after a fourth win on the bounce against Catania.
The Rossoneri are now on 48 points in joint seventh place along with Lazio and Torino, just three behind Parma.
“I always said I didn’t look at the table, as I know our situation, we have games to play and should only pay attention to it at the end of the season,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“The performance was sufficient as they played like a team, were aggressive and determined. We only played beautiful football in fits and starts today, but that can happen against a side that tries to stop you playing. We should give credit to Catania, as they never give up.
“This also happened last week against Genoa and we need to improve, as we are still not calm enough and make the wrong choices. For example, if we have one player against one, we pass it to the player who has two in front of him.
“We do not keep control of the game. When we did keep possession for a while, we ended up shooting, so that is something we have to do better.
“I was above all pleased with the spirit to bring the points home, then we’ll work on improving the style of football and remaining consistent over 90 minutes.”
Seedorf had complained when taking over from Massimiliano Allegri that the side lacked balance, but feels the situation has now changed.
“The team is collaborating more now between the lines and communicating, understanding what is needed when helping the defence. It’s a process and I don’t think it can be resolved quickly, but to emerge from a situation like this requires character and this team showed it has that.”
Daniele Bonera is regularly used as a right-back, leaving the more attack-minded Ignazio Abate on the bench.
“I’d prefer the likes of Cafu and Serginho on the flanks, but we don’t have them! Bonera has brought great balance to the side, Constant is a midfielder, Emanuelson has played as a full-back a few times in his career, but we don’t really have a left-back.
“Abate had been doing well, then he got injured and those who replaced him have been doing well.”