Hernan Crespo has defended the Coaches of both Milan clubs following their problematic starts to the season.
Massimiliano Allegri has seen his Rossoneri lose three of their four League games, while Nerazzurri counterpart Andrea Stramaccioni has witnessed his side defeated on two occasions.
“I don’t think they are to blame,” the former striker, who represented both clubs during his illustrious career, told Sport Mediaset.
“The trouble is that the philosophy of the clubs is always to win and that is why the fans of the great teams don’t have patience.
“Now neither team has a great player who can win games by themselves, but they now have important youngsters who are part of a growing squad.
“Inter and Milan are following a project which they seem to strongly believe in and I can’t see that there is anyone who needs to be slaughtered.”
The two San Siro giants have made substantial changes to their squad over the summer in an effort to cut costs.
“It’s strange because the Milan clubs are now thinking like small teams do,” Crespo continued. “Things are changing.
“Inter and Milan are planning for their futures in a different manner. In the past they targeted ready-made champions, big players.
“Now they need a good eye to spot talent and have the patience to let them mature and grow. This is a transitional phase and we must not condemn anyone.
“Juventus did the same thing and look at them now…”
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