Pippo Inzaghi has “regrets” after Milan’s 1-1 draw with Fiorentina, but insisted “there are reasons to be pleased.”
The Rossoneri are now in joint fifth place with Lazio on 15 points from eight rounds.
“The result is a little disappointing, but getting this result against a Fiorentina side that has been targeting third place since the start of the season is impressive,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“It was a balanced game and we have some regrets, as we conceded that goal from nowhere by Ilicic. We were coming off two consecutive victories and went close to a third, as aside from the goal we ran very few risks and it was our best defensive performance of the season.
“There are many reasons to be pleased with this performance, but we conceded on our poor clearance in midfield.
“Now we have to focus our attention to Cagliari, as that is not going to be easy.”
Fernando Torres was dropped in favour of Jeremy Menez tonight, but Inzaghi insisted he is not a flop.
“Torres is exactly as we expected, he needs some time. I have to make choices and tonight went for Menez, who did well, while I thought the final stages were the right time for Torres to make a difference.
“We are missing Montolivo, who is fundamental for creating the play from midfield with his technical skills. The players are doing everything I ask and don’t forget we had lost to Fiorentina for the last three years here.
“I think Milan played on Fiorentina’s level, I know we have to improve and build attacking moves better, but we are slowly on the right path. I think we did everything we could tonight and you can’t build a whole new team in just two months. We are trying to get Milan back to being great, but it takes time.
“If someone had said pre-season we’d be in front of Napoli, Inter and Fiorentina, then nobody would’ve believed them.”