“We played well for the first 15 minutes then Sassuolo turned the game around,” AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri

By Anna Italia
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Here are the declarations of AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri after losing the Serie A Week 19 game, Sunday 12 January 2014 at the Mapei Stadium.

Serie A Standing AFTER the game:
Sassuolo, 18th position with 14 points and a negative goal difference of -21
AC Milan, 11th position with 22 points and a positive goal difference of +2

Pos Team P W D L Goals Diff. Points
11 AC Milan 18 5 7 6 28:26 2 22
18 Sassuolo 18 3 5 10 17:38 -21 14


“We played well for the first 15 minutes then Sassuolo turned the
game around. We let in goals that we could have avoided and we were a
bit lightweight and we didn’t even manage to equalize. We hit the post
three times and the cross bar once. We came here on the back of a big
win over Atalanta and we should have done better.

We’re on 22 points
after half a season. We have to roll up our sleeves and continue
working. We needed a different attitude and we have to do better. The
club will make their choices. It’s disappointing as we’re in bad shape
in the league and we’ve been having difficulties this season. We’ve
dropped a lot of points and this half of the season has ended much as it
began against Verona. It’s clear that we have to work differently and
we can’t run certain risks when we’re 2-0 up. Montolivo came back with
the team on Saturday and Honda only joined up ion Friday after a month
of not playing. We played with 4 forwards in the second half but in
these games you need balance.

We have to do better when we’re 2-0
up. My players have never come to celebrate scoring with me and I don’t
want them to. It was a huge game for Sassuolo. Honda played a good game
but it’s clear that needs to settle in. I have no regrets and I won’t
have them even if the club decides to part ways with me. The only
objective set since I’ve been here has been a top three finish and we’re
far away from that now.

We could have turned things around tonight
but we didn’t. If a man works honestly, there should be no regrets. I’ve
spoken with Galliani. I’m used to the pressure of losing my job, it’s
been there since my second season with the club. We still have the cup
to get into Europe next season and there’s always the Champions League.”

Serie A ticketsItalian Serie A  Week 19

Sassuolo 4 – 3 AC Milan
Sunday 12  January 2014
Mapei Stadium di Reggio Emilia
Sassuolo,  Italy


Referee: DE MARCO
Fourth Official: DOBOSZ

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