Wednesday February 8 2012
Allegri: 'Too many defeats'

Massimiliano Allegri has urged Milan to “stay calm” after their Coppa Italia defeat to Juventus, even if “we have lost a few too many times recently.”

The Rossoneri are struggling in Serie A and this evening fell to a 2-1 home defeat in the semi-final first leg.

“We conceded the second goal in a very naive way. It’s a shame to lose a game that we had played well in the second half, although Juventus did too,” Allegri told RAI Sport.

“After the equaliser we pushed forward with too much passion and were punished on the counter-attack. The qualification for the Final is an uphill struggle now, but nothing has been compromised.

“We have lost a few too many times recently, but must stay calm and confident of our own abilities, especially as we have an injury crisis on our hands and many players cannot rest the way they ought to.

“There is no pressure on us, because I know the strength of my squad. We’ve got to continue working to emerge from this situation.”

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