Sinisa Mihajlovic had mixed feelings after Milan beat Palermo 3-2 and threatened to pin Carlos Bacca to the wall for a failed Rabona.
The Rossoneri got their second victory over the campaign thanks to a Bacca brace and Giacomo Bonaventura free kick.
“We need to be more determined in attack, but also in defence,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“We conceded two daft goals and what makes me angry is that we start well, take the lead, then either settle or become afraid of victory and allow our opponents back into it.
“We do not know how to control a game, so we must always push and aim to control the situation with stronger possession. The first half was very good and we ran no risks apart from the goal.
“After the break we struggled a little, got stretched out, but did well to believe in the win and considering the way we played we could’ve won by a bigger margin. Palermo impressed, though.
“We know that we must improve and be more focused in defence, but we are on the right track and continue making steps forward. I compliment the team, we tried to play, created many chances and just need to be more determined when it comes to killing the game.”
Bacca bagged a brace, but when it was 1-1 and he was clear on goal, the Colombian attempted a ‘Rabona’ finish – crossing the legs and striking the ball with the back foot.
“If you do it, you have to score, otherwise someone is getting pinned to the wall. He saved himself because he scored later,” smiled Mihajlovic.
Milan’s next game is on Tuesday against Udinese, who have lost three on the bounce.
“I think we played well over the last two matches, though we certainly need to improve when it comes to reading the moments of the game.
“When we have the chance to kill the game, we have to take it. The important thing is that I have rediscovered the team, the right spirit and approach.”
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