Wednesday November 23 2011
Allegri: 'Milan on the right track'

Massimiliano Allegri believes Milan “took on Barcelona with courage. This performance proves we’re on the right track.”

Both teams were already qualified going into tonight’s head-to-head, so the 3-2 home defeat does nothing except confirm the Rossoneri go through in second place.

“I think it was important for us to play a game like this, facing this team with open football to see what level we are at,” said the Coach.

“We leave this match with a defeat, perhaps deservedly, but with greater self-confidence than before. Barcelona played for 95 minutes the way they always do, while we created many dangers for them.

“The ideal would’ve been to keep Leo Messi as tight as possible, but it’s not easy, because he doesn’t give you any reference points.

“Tonight when we managed to push a bit further forward and spread the play, we made things more difficult for them, while we made mistakes on the goal because we didn’t follow their runs.

“Compared to the 2-2 draw in Barcelona we played with greater courage. This performance proves we are on the right track.”