Calabria challenges Milan after ‘subdued’ performance: “We have to look each other in the face “

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan defender Davide Calabria insisted he and his team-mates must stand up and be counter in games like tonight despite the injury problems.

The Rossoneri looked like they were heading for defeat against Udinese at San Siro on Wednesday night after Becao headed the visiting side into the lead with just over 20 minutes remaining, and the score stayed that way until the seventh minute of added time.

However, the three points would not be going home with the Friulians as their wing-back Larsen inexplicably handled the ball inside the box deep in added time, allowing Franck Kessie to step up and bury a penalty with virtually the last kick of the game to snatch a draw on an otherwise disappointing night.

Calabria spoke to Milan TV after the draw against Udinese, and reflected in a rather critical way on how the team performed.

“It was a difficult match. We lacked brilliance and quality of movement. We played a subdued game. Two points were lost, but the important thing is to have equalised in the last minute,” he said (via MilanNews).

“We have to look each other in the face and decide what to do when we grow up. With Hellas it will be a very difficult game, we have to work hard. Injuries? There are important players missing and the way of being on the pitch changes completely. This year we weren’t particularly lucky in this respect.”

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