Saturday October 15 2011
Allegri: 'Milan's turning point'

Massimiliano Allegri hopes tonight's victory can be a turning point for Milan's campaign. “It was clear how important this game was.”

The Rossoneri only had five points from the opening five rounds before cruising past Palermo 3-0.

“Everyone had a good game, although perhaps we weren't spreading the play enough in the opening minutes,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“Obviously the quality of individuals like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Antonio Cassano and Robinho made the difference and we picked up the pace in midfield.

“Regardless of what the other teams do, the important thing was that we got back to winning ways in a convincing fashion. We have to make up ground for the points we dropped in the first five rounds.

“Tonight's victory is above all for the three points so we can slowly start climbing the table.”

Allegri wanted a boost after going into the break for international duty with a 2-0 defeat to Juventus.

“Over the past two weeks we have worked more on fitness and hopefully it'll improve our general performance.

“We were facing an organised Palermo and the overall level of Serie A is very high, so there are no easy tests.

“It's true we were tired against Juventus, but also played very deep and didn't move the ball around, so we played badly in Turin.

“Robinho is a player with technique who doesn't give the opposition any reference points, so it was good to have him back.”

Pippo Inzaghi could not even find a spot on the bench at San Siro.

“Everyone will be useful for this Milan. I had to make choices, the same way I did last season, for the good of Milan. Sometimes I get the decisions right, sometimes wrong, but I understand those who are sent to the stands are upset. They are professionals and understand the situation.”