Former Milan defender Alessandro Costacurta believes that Stefano Pioli’s side deserved to win their Champions League game against Newcastle United last night.
Milan came into the game against Newcastle needing a response after a dismal 5-1 defeat in the derby against Inter on Saturday, and their defensive effort was certainly a lot better as they managed a clean sheet.
The stats show that they definitely should have found a way to win too, with 25 shots to the visitors’ six, with nine of those on target to the Magpies’ one. Milan also had four big chances to zero, but Nick Pope’s heroics and some bad finishing saw the English side escape with a point.
Costacurta was part of the Sky studio that was covering the game and he reacted after the full-time whistle, revealing his belief that the Rossoneri were unlucky not to have won all three points.
“Milan deserved to win, absolutely. There’s a bitter taste in the mouth from the performance, only the goal was missing,” he said (via MilanNews).
“Everything necessary was done not only to win, but also to get out of a rather difficult situation like that of the post-derby.”