Pippo Inzaghi took responsibility for Milan’s second heavy defeat of pre-season and urged his players to improve by next game.
The Rossoneri followed up last week’s 3-0 defeat to Olympiacos with a 5-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday night to continue their tour of the United States and Canada in miserable fashion.
“It is in front of everyone that we have to improve many things. We have been working only since recently, we come from an eighth place,” began Inzaghi post-match.
“We have done well in the possession phase and less well when not in possession, where we worked less.
“I am sorry because we conceded two of those goals after we had created chances. Only work will allow us to return as soon as possible to being competitive. It’s up to me to review the game and ask for anything more from everyone.
“Balotelli has had a good game, he was ready to 45 minutes, he has to recover his condition bit by bit and we will try to bring everyone up to the same level.
“We still do not like to lose so now the guys have to work well and come back as soon as possible to playing well. In our current condition we cannot get near to the English teams, but certainly we have to give something extra.
“The blame is mine and I take it. The club knows exactly what we have determined, I will work with this team and when we are better and we have recovered everyone we definitely will not be like these two games.
“It is clear that we could have had little more attention and nastiness and it’s up to me to ask for more from the next game.
“I think that when we are complete that we can be competitive in the League. I expect more in the phases when we are not in possession.
“I’m angry with myself because if the team was like then it is through my own fault and that of my staff.
“We start again, we have to work. We have to come back to soon to concede fewer goals. We will have to improve on this.”