NEWS
Sunday April 12 2015
Inzaghi: 'Milan deserved victory'

Pippo Inzaghi felt Milan “deserved to win” against Sampdoria, but admitted Europe is increasingly unlikely.

The Rossoneri fought back from a Roberto Soriano opener with Alfred Duncan redirecting Nigel de Jong’s overhead kick, while Suso hit the woodwork late on in the 1-1 draw.

“We played well and I am very happy with my team’s performance. We had a great first half and forced Sampdoria to change their system,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“It’s just a shame we created so many crosses and passes into the box without finding a goal. It was one of our best halves of the season.

“Sampdoria changed around and for 20 minutes did better, scoring the goal, but we fought back and after the equaliser hit the woodwork with Suso.

“We had 14 shots on goal, seven of them on target, and around 60 per cent possession. We did all we needed to except be more determined in front of goal.

“We are coming off some positive results and today the performance was positive, if not the result. I am convinced we’ll do some great things.

“As for the table, we should’ve done better earlier, so it’s not as if we’ve lost ground tonight really. We had problems with injuries that everyone knows and now many are back we are playing much better football.

“I can’t ask for any more from my players aside from precision and determination in front of goal. We certainly should’ve done more this season overall, but I think we did more or less all we had in this game.”

Europa League qualification is now going to be extremely difficult, as they are in eighth place and seven points adrift of the top six.

“When you have to play 12 Finals, at least one or two can go wrong. If we’d had a different position in the table, this point would’ve been seen as positive.

“We have the Milan Derby on Sunday and have to maintain this spirit and style of football, above all from the first half. We should’ve been a bit more wide awake on the goal, but these things happen.

“Suso did well coming off the bench at Palermo, he almost scored a fantastic goal tonight. He can become a very important player for Milan, but he only arrived in January and needs time to settle into our football.”

Mattia Destro was stretchered off and the initial diagnosis is a bruise and possible sprain to the left knee.

“We hope it’s nothing serious and have to see what the tests say.”