Allegri grounded after win

BY foxsports • April 11, 2011

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is refusing to get carried away despite yet another win for his side at the top of Serie A on Sunday.

The Rossoneri won 2-1 at Fiorentina to retain their three-point advantage over second-place Napoli. They remain five points clear of city rivals Inter Milan as they chase their first Scudetto since 2004.

However, Allegri is not getting carried away just yet.

He said: "This was an important win but there are still six games left to play.

"We still have the same advantage over our rivals and have the advantage in the head-to-head records.

"But there are 18 points up for grabs and we have to take it one game at a time.

"I am not making any calculations, until the scudetto is ours, we will be fully focused on every game."

Milan are set to be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic when they host strugglers Sampdoria next Saturday.

Ibrahimovic, who only returned from a two-match suspension on Sunday, could be out for at least one match.

The Swedish striker was shown a straight red card for insulting the assistant referee with three minutes to go.

"I spoke to Ibra and he told me he was muttering to himself, not to the official," Allegri said.

"Often in training, Ibra mutters to himself.

"I am happy with what he has done on the pitch even if his performance was stained by the sending off."

Ibrahimovic has already apologised to his team-mates over the incident.

"I was angry with myself after losing possession," he said.

"I made a comment to myself - it was not directed at the referee or his assistant.

"I ask for forgiveness from everyone. I left the pitch without making a scene.

"I was looking at the officials as they were in front of me, and I did not have a gripe with him."

Ibrahimovic added: "It was not the best time to be getting a red card, as I was returning from a suspension."

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