Monday February 11 2013
Season a marathon, says Flamini

Milan are still in the hunt to finish in the top three this season, says midfielder Mathieu Flamini.

The Diavolo dropped points at the weekend when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Cagliari, but the Frenchman insists the campaign is still long.

“The League is a marathon and there are lots of games,” the former Arsenal player commented.

“The climb continues and it’s shame we didn’t get the three points. Now we’ll turn to Parma which is an important match and then, after that, Barcelona.”

Milan only avoided defeat at the Is Arenas on Sunday afternoon thanks to a late Mario Balotelli penalty.

“It’s just as well that we scored,” Flamini added. “It’s a shame because the team really gave everything, we wanted to win this game. We’ve shown that the team has character.”

Milan are fifth, three points behind third-placed Lazio after winning eight of their last 11 Serie A matches.

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