Massimiliano Allegri feels “Milan deserved this win” after a bad start, but improved their courage to defeat Inter in the Super Cup.
“We knew this was a difficult game and starting the season with a derby was not easy,” he said of their 2-1 victory in Beijing.
“We didn't get a good start, mainly thanks to Inter, who wouldn't let us keep hold of the ball.
“After Wesley Sneijder's goal we improved and hit the woodwork, then scored twice and wouldn't let Inter back in the game.
“I think at the end of the day we deserved this win.”
The Rossoneri couldn't get into gear during the first half, but found their way after the break to turn the tie around.
“In the second half we put the pressure on and played with more courage. This is the spirit I want to see in football at Milan,” Coach Allegri told RAI.
The tactician was asked if the Rossoneri are the favourites to retain the Scudetto after this success.
“This is a one-off game, whereas over a Serie A season you need greater consistency. We've proved that we need to win on the field with the right attitude.
“At this moment I'm happy with the squad at my disposal. There's a month to the end of the transfer market, but I think everyone will remain. The side is very motivated, has character and can do well this season too.”