Allegri lauds Milan comeback
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri was satisfied his side
recovered from 2-0 against Palermo to secure a point on
But he believes there is more to come from his players.
Palermo led through a Fabrizio Miccoli penalty and a goal from
Franco Brienza early in the second half, but Milan ensured a share
of the spoils through Riccardo Montolivo and Stephan El Shaarawy’s
seventh goal of the season.
The Rossoneri moved up to ninth in the table, with their hosts
climbing out of the bottom three, but Allegri still sees room for
He told reporters: “The players did well to believe in
themselves, to come back into the game and they played a great
Allegri also criticised the fixture list as his side played
three days after a 1-0 win over Genoa.
“In the first half we played badly but we’re playing every three
days,” he said.
Allegri also spoke of the need to look after his players to
avoid burnout, particularly El Shaarawy and Urby Emanuelson.
“I made changes to the team because I wanted to give a rest to
some players as playing every three days is not easy.
“I can’t burn out El Shaarawy who is playing every three days
and this evening played with a cold.
“I can’t burn out Emanuelson. I’m not a madman, I gave a rest to
those players who have been ever present.”
Allegri hopes to hit on the winning formula so his team can
regain some of the ground they have lost on the leaders.
“The objective is get a run of results together to get up the
league table. We could have three or four points more than we do
for what the team have done so far.
“I’m not saying we didn’t deserve to lose points, but we could
certainly have more than we have now.”
Defender Ignazio Abate felt he was harshly treated for the
penalty when the ball his his arm from Miccoli’s cross.
Abate told the Milan website: “The penalty was dubious. It hit
my hand but there was no movement of my arm towards the ball. I
think it was a bit generous.”