Inzaghi: ‘Milan lacking something’

by | Dec 7, 2014 16:41

Pippo Inzaghi confessed Milan are “still lacking something” after their 1-0 defeat to Genoa and welcomed back Riccardo Montolivo.

The Rossoneri were beaten at Marassi by a Luca Antonelli header, a potentially decisive clash in the race for third.

“If we had taken the lead, and we had the chances in front of Perin, it would’ve been a completely different game,” said the Coach on Sky Sport Italia.

Pippo Inzaghi confessed Milan are “still lacking something” after their 1-0 defeat to Genoa and welcomed back Riccardo Montolivo.

The Rossoneri were beaten at Marassi by a Luca Antonelli header, a potentially decisive clash in the race for third.

“If we had taken the lead, and we had the chances in front of Perin, it would’ve been a completely different game,” said the Coach on Sky Sport Italia.

This was Milan’s first away defeat of the season, but once more they were caught out on a dead ball situation.

“Genoa were dangerous on corners, which we knew, but we paid yet again for a naive mistake on a set play. I thought we had a very good first half and just didn’t make the most of our chances.

“After the break we tried everything and got a bit too stretched out, but didn’t get the equaliser. Unfortunately at that moment when we need to make that step up, we are still lacking something.

“Next we have more important tests against Napoli and Roma.”

Montolivo made his first start since breaking his leg on international duty in May and played for an hour.

“We are happy that such an important player is back after seven months. I wanted him to start to see his condition and he showed no fear after such a serious and painful injury. Montolivo will certainly give us a big hand this season.”

Jeremy Menez had several good runs into the box, but the final ball was poor.

“He probably didn’t see Montolivo the first time, on the second was one-on-one with Perin and in the third the other players were well-marked. We try to play and it would’ve been a real step up for our position in the table, but it’s no coincidence Genoa are third and beat Juventus.

“Genoa had gone to a five-man defence and I thought Pazzini’s movements in the box would benefit us in that situation. I have many strikers at my disposal and they all deserve to play.

“I knew there would be highs and lows in the reconstruction process. Nobody can say we don’t play and fight for every ball, but today we were probably lacking that clinical edge in front of goal. That is football and at times this side needs this type of defeat to learn.

“Despite the defeat, I thought it was a good performance. Next Sunday we have Napoli.”

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