Sinisa Mihajlovic’s assistant Nenad Sakic felt Milan were “unlucky” in their 0-0 draw with Chievo.
The Coach was in the stands due to a touchline ban and Mediaset Premium claim he muttered to fans “it’s impossible to do any more with this squad.”
The club released a statement this afternoon denying he had said that phrase.
“We did not play a bad first half,” insisted assistant manager Sakic on Sky Sport Italia.
“We knew Chievo were a very organised and physical side. We should’ve attacked them more, but we didn’t run any risks at the back.
“In the second half we did decidedly better, even if we were unable to make the most of the many chances we created. We even hit the woodwork twice in the same move, so you have to say we were unlucky.
“The attitude was positive, we tried to win and were just unable to do so. We should’ve run harder and been more clinical. There are nine games left and we hope to pick up as many points as possible.”
Juraj Kucka pulled out during the warm-up with a muscular problem, changing the system from 4-3-3 to 4-4-2, then Gianluigi Donnarumma went off with a knock to the head.
“We had prepared to game with 4-3-3 and when Kucka pulled out we decided to start Jeremy Menez. He was angry with himself at the substitution, so there’s no controversy.
“We then introduced Luiz Adriano because we needed a striker who would sacrifice himself for the team and press Ivan Radovanovic.”
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