Sunday April 28 2013
Allegri: 'Pazzini is extraordinary'

Massimiliano Allegri hailed “extraordinary” Giampaolo Pazzini and thanked the Milan fans for their banner of support.

The Rossoneri fought back twice to beat Catania 4-2 and stay in front of Fiorentina in third place.

“I am happy with the performance, as we played well and with a little more sharpness in the first half could’ve put the game on a different level,” said the Coach.

“Pazzini is an extraordinary player, as he moves so well in the penalty area and is a real ‘fox in the box.’ I’m very happy with his brace, but the whole team played well tonight.”

The speculation over Allegri’s future continues, as this morning Clarence Seedorf was tipped as his successor. The ultras in the Curva Sud reacted before kick-off with a banner that demanded ‘more respect’ for Allegri.

“I thank the fans for the banner, which shows they examined everything I’ve done in my three years at Milan. At this moment we have to think about securing third place, which was considered unthinkable after the first eight rounds.

“I never comment on the President’s statements. I just do my work here at Milan. Criticism is healthy, as long as it isn’t personal. Seedorf? He’s an intelligent lad and I wish him all the luck in the world.

“My future has to be decided by the club, who will evaluate the work I have done, but that isn’t my problem. I am concentrated only on third place. Today the team showed great character.”