NEWS
Monday September 21 2015
Miha: ‘Milan a winning horse’

Sinisa Mihajlovic believes his Milan side is “a winning horse” and discusses Inter.

The Rossoneri have won two and lost two of their opening four Serie A fixtures, while their city rivals have taken maximum points.

“The only thing I envy about [Inter Coach Roberto] Mancini is his hairstyle,” Mihajlovic laughed, in his Press conference ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Udinese.

“Not the colour, just the cut!

“What we have to do is to make sure they don’t get too far in front. I’m always of the opinion that if a team gets a result through playing well, then it pays off in the long-run.

“Of course, they’ve won four games out of four [but] it’s also true their schedule was favourable. You don’t see winning horses at the start, but at the end, and we’re a winning horse.”

The Coach also discussed the demanding nature of the Diavolo support, and believes it should not weigh on his players.

“Our supporters are demanding. If we go onto the pitch with a fear of fans as demanding as ours, then it stops our way of playing. The fans understand football. It’s up to us to motivate the fans, not vice-versa.

“Sometimes when they whistle they’re right. If I was in the stands, I’d whistle too at times. Our goal is to continue on the path we’ve started along in the last two games.

“I think we’ve made some improvements, this seems like a different team compared to the Empoli match.”

Mihajlovic also returned to the subject of Carlos Bacca’s failed rabona against Palermo, having previously insisted he’d have ‘pinned him to the wall’ had he not scored later on.

“I’m not against fancy play, but it shouldn’t be an end in itself,” the Serbian explained.

“I know that for South Americans it’s in their blood, but all the same, like Bacca doing the rabona on Saturday, you can’t lose sight of reality.

“I remember a rabona from [Alberto] Aquilani to [Francesco] Totti for a goal against Milan. There’s no problem if it’s effective.”

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