Sunday September 2 2012
Nocerino: 'We're not dead yet'

Antonio Nocerino praised “sneaky” Giampaolo Pazzini and warned Milan’s critics. “Don’t give us up for dead.”

The Rossoneri were widely criticised after losing the opening Serie A game 1-0 to Sampdoria, but last night Pazzini got a hat-trick in the 3-1 victory away to Bologna.

“He was smart and sneaky to redirect my shot into the net,” smiled Nocerino of the third goal.

“The important thing was to win. I still have in my mind games like this that we drew or lost last season. It’s positive to win even when struggling.

“Don’t give us up for dead, as that would be a big mistake. At the same time, we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves, as we haven’t just become phenomenons overnight.

“We will improve and you’ll see the intensity increase on the field.”

See the latest Serie A predictions and betting tips with