Milan suffered a tough elimination from Europa League last night as Man Utd clinched the win at San Siro. The Rossoneri had their chances to change the outcome of the game, but they failed to convert their chances.
The players will surely feel disappointed that they didn’t get more from their performances, especially since they were quite good in both legs. However, if you can’t convert your chances, you won’t win any games.
Brahim Diaz was one of the players that came on in the second half to try and switch things up. The Spaniard had the ball quite a lot but ultimately, he didn’t have a big impact and he spoke to Sky Italia about the game (via MilanNews).
On the elimination in the Europa League…
“At the moment, we are a bit angry or perhaps we can say sad, because I think we deserved more, we had two great games against an excellent team.
“We are upset, but we have to think about the next match, we already have an important one on Sunday, which we need to focus on. It is evident that both for us who are here and for all the AC Milan fans, today is a day of reflection and a day of anger.”
Does the lack of experience have anything to do with it?
“I don’t think experience has anything to do with it, I think we have seen that we are a team that has experience and that we are a united group, I don’t think this is missing, the small details are missing.
“It is clear that we are Milan and that we have great players so we will be competitive until the end for the remaining goal, which is the Scudetto.”
On the physical condition of the team…
“I think we are all ready to take the field and if you ask me about me, I come from an injury that has kept me inactive just over a month, so I’m finding the pace, I feel very good, I hope I can be decisive and make a difference with my teammates to express ourselves at best until the end.”
“Ibrahimovic is very important to us, he shows it by making a difference and I don’t mean only on the pitch, but also psychologically and mentally because he is a player who asks the best from you and pushes you to give your best.
“With his experience, you can get advice to help you give your best. It is very important that he is back and now we all move forward together, united, to get what we want, which is to win the last remaining matches.”
The Real Madrid loanee had a promising start to the season but has struggled recently, much like many others in the team. It remains to be seen if he has done enough to earn himself another season with the Rossoneri.