Massimiliano Allegri insists Milan’s “performances have been better than the results suggest” ahead of tomorrow’s crunch Champions League match with Malaga.
The Rossoneri are in Serie A crisis, though in a better position in Europe thanks to a draw and a win.
“The results penalised us, even though we have done better in the Champions League,” said Allegri in today’s Press conference.
“Tomorrow is an important match and we must focus on that. It will be important because one of our objectives is to get past the group stage. We’ll have to think about Serie A from Saturday and fortunately there’s a long way to go there so we have time to make up lost ground.
“The points in the table do not reflect what the team really deserves, as the performances have been better than the results suggest.”
Allegri tried to defend his work and hinted that the problems were inevitable after releasing so many stars this summer.
“The squad is completely different from last season with players who have different characteristics. We put in a good performance against Lazio and only made a mistake on their third goal.
“Football is wonderful because it is unpredictable and the important thing is that the team continues to play.
“At times football can be difficult to comprehend. You need results, we are not getting them and therefore it is normal criticism will rain down on us.”
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