Monday October 29 2012
Bonera on the defensive

Daniele Bonera insists that Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has not rushed his decision to play with a three-man defence.

The Rossoneri are now using a 3-4-3 system after trying a variety of shapes so far during their problematic 2012-13 campaign.

“The Coach wanted to try the three-man defence some time ago,” stated the stopper. “He had already spoken to a few of us about it a while back…”

Milan returned to winning ways against Genoa on Saturday after three straight losses and a week-long training retreat at Milanello.

“That retreat was an advantage to us,” Bonera insisted. “It allowed us to take a lot of components into consideration.

“We certainly didn’t view the retreat as a punishment, we saw it as a way to get out of our delicate moment.

“The game against Palermo will now tell us who we are.”

The Diavolo play the Rosanero at the Stadio Barbera on Tuesday.