AC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo has admitted that there were barely any positives to take from Sunday’s defeat to Udinese.
The Rossoneri fell at the hands of Udinese at the Stadio Friuli, with defender Rodrigo Becao scoring the winner as he headed home a corner in the second half.
It was a lethargic performance from Giampaolo’s side throughout as they failed to record a single shot on target and were restricted to almost exclusively efforts from long distance.
It also marks the fifth time in the last eight seasons that Milan have lost the opening game of the season, and they now need a strong response against Brescia at San Siro next weekend.
Speaking to reporters after the game, the head coach hinted that he is worried about the nature of the team’s performance, despite the fact they are still a work in progress.
“Aside from the result, because losing is never good, clearly the game didn’t give me many positive indications,” Giampaolo told Sky Italia, via Football Italia.
“You can usually read what the team does well or less well. I go beyond the result and will try to analyse deeper on how the match progressed, our interpretation of certain tactics and different characteristics.
“There are many things here that I need to reflect on. Possession needs to develop into attacking moves more, but it probably wasn’t our fault as such, but rather because Udinese have certain characteristics when defending that make it difficult to play against.
“I will reflect on the game, on the ability of the three upfront to develop what I want to see, or if perhaps I am trying to get them to do something that just isn’t in their nature.”