Tonali and Milan ‘still aim high’

Sandro Tonali admits this was ‘not the game we intended’ after a 1-0 home defeat to Napoli, but Milan must ‘continue to aim high.’

The only goal of the game was scored by Matteo Politano at the dawn of the second half, a classic counter-attack following midfield errors and a perfectly-weighted Piotr Zielinski through ball.

Sandro Tonali admits this was ‘not the game we intended’ after a 1-0 home defeat to Napoli, but Milan must ‘continue to aim high.’

The only goal of the game was scored by Matteo Politano at the dawn of the second half, a classic counter-attack following midfield errors and a perfectly-weighted Piotr Zielinski through ball.

“This is not the game we prepared, it was not what we intended to do. Napoli closed down all the spaces and we didn’t create enough scoring opportunities,” Tonali told Sky Sport Italia.

“The ones we did create with Rafa Leao were not converted and then Napoli scored their first real chance.”

Milan are now closer to fifth place than first, so should they start looking over their shoulders?

“I don’t think there is fear, otherwise we’d lose every game. We are here, we must continue to aim high and not give up now.”

Tonali is in his first Rossoneri season after Brescia and has become a regular, especially with Ismael Bennacer’s injury.

“I took a while to get going, as I hadn’t played for some time before coming to Milan. I knew this would not be an easy path, but it is the right one and I am starting to feel consistency, which is the most important thing for any player.”

With Hakan Calhanoglu not fully fit or absent, Tonali has also seemingly taken over corners and free kicks.

“The coach and the staff study us and we study the set-piece routines they propose to us. Any set play can become a scoring opportunity, so they are very important.”

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