Bonaventura: “Milan can and must do better; I’ll be back better than ever”

By Oliver Fisher -

Giacomo Bonaventura was happy to make his first start for AC Milan in over a year, but admitted there is work to be done by the team after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Genoa.

The Rossoneri put an end to their three-game losing streak with victory at the Marassi, but they have to come from behind after Lasse Schone’s free-kick beat Pepe Reina

Theo Hernandez levelled with a fine strike from a narrow angle, while Franck Kessie tucked away a penalty after Leao drew a hand ball and a red card shortly after.

There was drama in the final few stages as Reina saved a Schone penalty in added time to earn revenge for what appeared to be a harsh call, preserving a vital win.

Bonaventura was in the starting XI for the first time since Milan played Real Betis in the Europa League on October 25 2018, and admitted there is room for improvement.

“It’s an important victory, as the last few games were negative, so we needed the points,” the 30-year-old told DAZN after the game (via Football Italia).

“We can and must do better, nonetheless. It’s natural the pressure gets to a team with so many young players, but we need to get the best out of ourselves.

“It was tough to miss out, I couldn’t wait to get back and play, but I worked really hard, the knee is fine and it’s not just a matter of getting some playing time and I’ll be better than ever.

“Players with more experience have to raise their voices and make themselves heard, but everyone here takes responsibility and steps up. We managed to turn it around today, but we need to do better.

“A victory will give us more confidence and we can work in training to improve.”

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