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Sunday January 20 2013
Allegri: 'Milan can't risk like that'

Massimiliano Allegri hopes the transfer stories aren’t distracting Milan after they “risked throwing it away at the end” against Bologna.

The Rossoneri were leading 2-0 with a Giampaolo Pazzini brace, but the Philippe Mexes own goal kept the 2-1 result in the balance.

“The club thinks about the transfer market and I am in sync with them, but obviously I am not the one who is in control of these matters,” said the Coach.

“Today the team played well, above all in terms of technique after we raised the intensity level. Clearly we’ve got to finish off games, instead we risked throwing it away at the end.

“We can only grow by playing and learning. We’ve got to improve, as we cannot dominate a match to this degree only to risk compromising it with moments of naiveté. It would’ve been tough to swallow a draw this afternoon.”

Milan hope to remain in the race for a Champions League spot, as Lazio, Napoli and Fiorentina all dropped points this weekend.

“There are many teams in this race and we will try our best, but unfortunately when making so many changes to a squad you must expect this sort of situation.

“Many clubs have been left out of the Champions League in recent years, so it could be our turn, but we are targeting more long-term prospects.

“Our objective is to end the season on an upward swing.”

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