Massimiliano Allegri gave credit to Juventus and conceded an exhausted Milan had “our worst performance of the season.”
The Rossoneri were beaten 2-0 in Turin with two late goals from Claudio Marchisio, though there had been many chances before then.
“Juve certainly played very well and tonight we weren't up to the task, as we made a lot of mistakes in the one-on-ones. It's a shame to concede so late in the day, but Juventus deserved it, truth be told,” said the Milan Coach.
This was their second defeat of the season, the other being against another Scudetto contender, Napoli.
“I don't think we have a problem in head-to-head matches. Tonight we simply weren't clear-headed, despite having some good chances and going close to taking home a point.
“In order to win here, you have to play at a certain tempo and we didn't do that, on top of the individual errors. The team did not play well, both going forward and in defending.
“Juventus deserved it, Milan played badly, it's only normal that after a month and a half with the same players always having to take to the field, fatigue will set in. There is absolutely nothing to worry about.
“Seeing as we were tired and knew Juve would put on the pressure, we wanted to keep hold of possession, but couldn't do it. We also saw moves break down because we were always late to the ball.
“Sometimes you take these games to the end with a result and sometimes you don't. I think this was our worst performance of the season, as we played far better in the defeat to Napoli, but a lot of the credit goes to Juventus.”