Calhanoglu: ‘Milan angry after exit’

by | Jun 12, 2020 22:26

Hakan Calhanoglu was ‘angry’ after Milan crashed out of the Coppa Italia semi-final down to 10 men against Juventus. ‘Over two legs, it’s difficult to say who deserved it.’

The first leg ended 1-1 at San Siro on February 13, which allowed Juve to ultimately qualify on away goals after this evening’s 0-0 draw.

Hakan Calhanoglu was ‘angry’ after Milan crashed out of the Coppa Italia semi-final down to 10 men against Juventus. ‘Over two legs, it’s difficult to say who deserved it.’

The first leg ended 1-1 at San Siro on February 13, which allowed Juve to ultimately qualify on away goals after this evening’s 0-0 draw.

It was a chaotic start, as after 17 minutes Cristiano Ronaldo fired a penalty on to the upright and Ante Rebic was sent off for a karate kick on Danilo.

“We are quite angry, because if the referee checked VAR for Ronaldo’s penalty, he then had to check it for the Rebic red card.

“We’re cross, but we played well and we were only missing the goal,” Calhanoglu told Rai Sport.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Theo Hernandez and Samu Castillejo were suspended after cards in the first leg.

“Over the two legs, it’s difficult to say who deserved to go through. I think if we had Zlatan, Samu and Theo here, we’d be stronger. It’s natural the games with Juve are tough, but they were very even.

“Thinking back to my chance, I could’ve tried with the head or the foot, I went for it with my head.”

Is it fair to say that Milan improved their performance after Rebic was sent off?

“It’s difficult to say why we did better down to 10 men. We really wanted to win and gave everything we had. Now we look forward to the next test.”

This was the first Italian football match after three months of lockdown and took place in an empty Allianz Juventus Stadium.

“It’s naturally a very different experience, but these are the rules, we have to stick to them.”

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