Monday October 7 2013
Milan must stay calm, says Galliani

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani is refusing to panic despite the club’s problematic start to the season.

The Diavolo have only collected eight points from seven games so far and were beaten 3-2 at Juventus on Sunday.

“Things are certainly not going right, but the same happened last season,” the official noted on Monday afternoon.

“We have to stay calm. And things have gone well in the Champions League for us. The international break comes at the right time. We’ll be able to recover a few players.”

The reverse in Turin last night was already the club’s third defeat in the League so far during the present campaign.

“We played a good game against Juventus for over an hour, we were still level with them in the middle of the second half and had that Robinho chance.

“I don’t know if Mario Balotelli would have changed the game. His absence was a big loss, as was that of Stephan El Shaarawy. Then we had Kaka, Mattia De Sciglio and the rest out…

“The 13 goals we have conceded are a lot. Only Sassuolo and Bologna have let in more. We need to work on the defence.

“Have I spoken with Silvio Berlusconi? I always hear from the President, whether we win, lose or draw. But what we say to each other will remain our business.”

Galliani was also asked whether Philippe Mexes would be fined after he seemed to strike Giorgio Chiellini in an off-the-ball incident.

“These are internal matters, I won’t comment on refereeing decisions.”

While Milan are struggling in the bottom half of the table, Roma, Napoli and Juventus seem to be breaking away at the top.

“I don’t know if the Scudetto will be between those three clubs,” he added. “I’m not a fortune teller. At the moment that is what the numbers say, then we’ll see what the final results are.”

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