Sunday March 6 2016
Miha: 'Angry with Milan and ref'

Sinisa Mihajlovic was “very angry with Milan and the referee” after defeat to Sassuolo, slamming Carlos Bacca in particular.

Alfred Duncan scored from a corner kick routine, then Nicola Sansone completed the 2-0 result.

“I am very angry with us and with the referee, but I don’t want to talk about that. We dominated the first half-hour, but as often happens we failed to turn that pressure into a goal,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

“We cannot keep creating four or five scoring opportunities only to concede the first shot on goal, especially on a corner routine we knew they were going to use.

“Carlos Bacca was meant to come out and close Duncan down, but he did it too late. He should’ve been on the edge of the box. This happens when you don’t have the right concentration.”

Mihajlovic was sent off for dissent after the second goal, as Andrea Bertolacci was down injured after a foul was not given.

“I complained and the referee sent me off, so at that point I told him where to go. But I only swore at him after the dismissal…

“I asked him how it was possible he hadn’t seen that foul. Sassuolo did well to continue, I always tell my players to not stop until the referee blows the whistle. I don’t want to talk about it.

“After the goal, we immediately lost the plot. Unfortunately with M’Baye Niang’s injury we have been really weakened, especially as Mario Balotelli and Jeremy Menez are not 100 per cent fit.

“When we lose, I never talk about individuals. The players know if they played well or could’ve done more.

“It’s a defeat that hurts, but we mustn’t forget what we’ve done recently. There are another 10 rounds to go and we’ll try to win the next, another complicated game with Chievo.

“Our objectives remain the same, they don’t change from one round to the next. Sassuolo deserved to win, we were unable to do what we had to. We’ll continue working.”

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