Sinisa Mihajlovic admits ties with Roma and Carpi could decide his future - “I know these two games are crucial”.
The Milan Coach is under pressure, and it was reported yesterday that he would be given tomorrow’s trip to Stadio Olimpico and the Coppa Italia tie with the Biancorossi to save his job.
“I’m used to it, I do this job and I’ve been in football for 30 years,” Mihajlovic shrugged when asked about his future in his Press conference ahead of the Roma match.
“It’s part of the game. As always I’m calm, and I’m confident in my work and these lads. I know I always give my best, and I’ll continue to do that.
“I know these two games are crucial, I don’t hide, I face them head on and go my own way. The results will decide whether or not I stay.
“But it’s the club that decides that.
“The atmosphere certainly doesn't help. The lads are definitely feeling less comfortable, but we know pressure comes with being at Milan, and rightly so.
“Therefore we must react and show personality, though we know it’s not easy. The quality is there, we’re creating chances.
“I don’t want to talk about bad luck though, we know where we have to improve. We have to calmer, as well as more ruthless in front of goal.
“I’m still convinced that this team can fight for the top-three. It’s true that we’re missing five or six points compared to what we’ve shown on the pitch, just as it’s true that when you’re on top you have to take your chances.
“Because of too much desire to win, we conceded a goal [against Bologna in midweek]. It can happen at home, where you have to score at all costs.
“We can’t be balanced in every game.”
Mihajlovic was then asked if his team was lacking in personality, with whistles greeting the defeat to Bologna.
“I don’t think so. Before the Bologna game we had 12 games where we were consistent not only in terms of results, but in performances too.
“I see teams which are under the cosh all game, get one shot on target and win. We struggle to take advantage of the chances we create.
“I saw our lads against Bologna, we had 37 moves near their goal, and we kept going until the end. We could hear some whistles, but we tried to move the ball to open up the opposition defence.
“In football, it’s results that change the mood.”