AC Milan were beaten by Juventus at San Siro by 1-0 and Pippo Inzaghi has confessed that the Bianconeri were better than Rossoneri.
AC Milan had won both of their Serie A’s games prior to this match and the expectations were quite high from the sold out crowd at San Siro. But Inzaghi said that expecting them to beat Juventus at this point of time is “asking a bit too much.”
“We are all disappointed not to get a result, but at the same time taking points off a side that won the Scudetto three years in a row and last season had 50 more points than us was asking a bit too much,” Inzaghi told Sky Sports Italia.
Inzaghi said that, despite the negative result, he is proud of AC Milan as his players gave everything they can. “We tried to double up the marking. Menez played an incredible game despite not being 100 per cent fit, so we should be happy with our performance, in my view. I was angry because we really hoped that we’d be up to the level of an extraordinary team.”
Keisuke Honda was unlucky to miss his header on goal and Inzaghi said that had ball gone in, the result would have been different.
“I told the players I am satisfied, as after two rounds we can’t be on the same level as one of the strongest teams in Europe. If Honda’s header had gone in, the game would’ve changed. We put two strikers on and tried to get back into it, but to no avail.”
The AC Milan boss has not lost his hope in this squad and said that it will help the team in the longer run as Juventus and AS Roma are more powerful than other Serie A clubs. “Tonight should give us the awareness that taking it one game at a time we can grow and get closer to Juventus and Roma, who have something more than the others.
“The goal was created by two great champions who decided a game that otherwise may well have ended 0-0 for a positive point. The defence had a great game tonight and closed off most of those runs.”
Meanwhile, Juventus boss Messimiliano Allegri was extremely pleased with the result but said that there is no feeling of revenge over AC Milan. “I think it was a good game. Milan defended, we created several scoring opportunities and ran some risks on the counter-attack, but overall we controlled the match pretty well,” he told Sky Sport Italia after a 1-0 result.
But the Allegri also stressed that the team still needs to improve if they want to achieve more in future. “We are on a journey and will improve as time goes on. There are still things to fix and do better on, but the players mainly controlled the ball well after taking the lead and I liked their attitude.”