Zlatan Ibrahimovic felt it was 'very important' that Milan came back to draw 4-4 with Udinese, but felt the result itself was absurd.
The Sweden international scored a 93rd minute equaliser at San Siro to ensure his side collected a point after going behind three times.
"This is a great team," Ibrahimovic said. "There are great players. It's normal that they win without me [like against Cagliari on Thursday].
"Conceding four goals at home is not normal. Scoring four goals and not winning is not normal.
"But the important thing is that we get off to a good start in the New Year.
"If we hadn't have won, we would have gone down mentally. This success is very important."
Ibrahimovic, however, did have praise for Antonio Cassano, who laid on the assist for his goal.
"Bravo Cassano. He is a great player. He is fitting in well. Antonio is a little low on fitness, but he gives us strikers the balls that we need."