Massimiliano Allegri insists “Milan were unlucky” in their surprise 1-0 home defeat to Sampdoria.
“The first half was played with a little fear against a side that defended very well. After the break we started fairly well and then went behind to the only corner they had,” said the Coach.
“We hit the woodwork, forced goalline clearances and saves. I cannot ask for anything more from my players at the moment.
“There’s no point acting like victims now and we must instead restart from the good things seen. The performance showed there are quality players in this side, but there are always going to be difficulties at the start and we need calm to grow slowly.”
Allegri did point out this squad is not yet complete, as talks continue for Real Madrid star Kaka.
“We have five days left in the transfer session to see what we need and can find. At the moment the important thing is that the lads don’t get too downhearted, as they did what they could.
“It’s one of those games where they score on a corner and then moments later in a similar situation we hit the post.
“At the start of the season teams can win a game with one shot on goal. Of course we have to improve and the result was negative, but we were unlucky today and the lads played with heart, especially at the end.
“If we had equalised with Mario Yepes and then scored at the very end, people would be saying we played a great game. Instead, we hit the woodwork twice.”
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