Borini: “The result wasn’t good, but we must trust the process”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan midfielder Fabio Borini has told supporters to trust in the process at the club after the 1-0 defeat to Udinese.

The Rossoneri fell to a dismal 1-0 loss in their opening game of the 2019-20 at the hands of a well-drilled Udinese side coached by Igor Tudor.

Milan failed to register even a single shot on target in what was both a lethargic and frustrating performance in equal measure.

Rodrigo Becao was the man who got the deciding goal 19 minutes from time as his near post run from a corner was not tracked; the Brazilian able to power home a header past Gianluigi Donnarumma and seal all three points for his side.

Head coach Marco Giampaolo told Sky Italia after the game (via Football Italia) that a change in formation may be on the cards, but Borini has urged everyone to keep a calm head.

“The result wasn’t good, we wanted to win,” Borini told Milan TV (as cited by MilanNews.it).

“It is a process that must be trusted. We have changed many things in the way we play and in the way we see the game. 

“Udinese prepared well. In these cases we struggle to develop the game. It’s better to improve, it’s the first game, we don’t like the result but the season is very long.”

There was a controversial incident inside the last 10 minutes as Samir appeared to handle the ball inside the box, with VAR called upon but no spot kick given despite the referee watching the replay over 10 times.

“If it hit his hand or not, VAR or no VAR we must try to stay in the game. VAR has been used so much today but the difference is being focused on the game.”

On his position: “There is a lot to do in the defensive phase, I have to improve a lot in this role, it’s the first official match, but I have a lot of determination.

“It is the first game but this is not enough, we must trust the process, what is being planned by the club. The ideas of the coach can be decisive in the game.”

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