Sunday March 13 2016
Abate: 'Same old Milan problems'

Ignazio Abate was furious after Milan’s 0-0 draw with Chievo. “Every time we say the same things, we should spit blood.”

The Rossoneri picked up one point from their last two rounds and any hope of catching up to third place is surely gone now.

“We started badly with a low tempo and tried to be more aggressive after the break. Evidently that’s not enough,” the defender told Sky Sport Italia.

“I am angry, because every time we are here saying the same old things. We drop points by the wayside against teams that are well within our reach. If you don’t put determination, hunger and ambition on to the field, you’ll go nowhere.

“Now there are nine difficult games and the Coppa Italia Final with Juventus to play.

“Every year it feels like we are here saying the same things and that’s not acceptable. This team cannot afford to play without running or showing determination.

“We can’t settle for sixth place, otherwise we risk losing that too. We must honour the jersey and spit blood for the team.”

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