Sunday November 17 2013
Allegri hails Milan tests

Massimiliano Allegri was pleased with Milan’s friendly victory over Young Boys, Adil Rami’s debut and a new Kaka role.

The Rossoneri earned the 3-1 win in Bern on Saturday with goals from Kaka, Bryan Cristante and Riccardo Saponara.

“At the start we struggled a little in midfield, then we changed the positions of a few players and put Kaka in front of the defence as a deep-lying playmaker. He did very well there,” the Coach told Milan Channel.

“Cristante also played well and scored a goal, but perhaps he’s not quite ready to play in front of the defence yet. Saponara impressed, but as a trequartista.”

Daniele Bonera returned in defence, while Rami received his debut after arriving on loan from Valencia, though he can’t play in a competitive game until January.

“Bonera’s return is important and we hope that as soon as possible Mattia De Sciglio and Stephan El Shaarawy can also be back to give a turning point to the campaign.

“Rami played well, it was his first game in a Rossoneri jersey and that’s never easy. He was also strong on the counter-attack.”

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