Giroud says Milan lacked ‘the final touch’ vs. Newcastle: “Efficiency is important”

By Isak Möller -

After the 0-0 draw between AC Milan and Newcastle, Olivier Giroud spoke to the media and shared his thoughts on the flash. He acknowledged the fact that the Rossoneri needed to be more clinical. 

Milan had a plethora of chances this evening and really put Newcastle in difficulty, but they lacked the final touch. Despite an XG (expected goals) of 2.08, therefore, they ended up with none and got just a point from the game.

Speaking to Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews, Giroud shared his thoughts on the game and Milan’s struggle in front of goal. He was also asked about Sandro Tonali, who made his return to San Siro this evening.

On the game…

“I think we had many chances, efficiency is very important at this level. We gave everything, the final touch was missing.”

On Tonali…

“I love him, but tonight they wanted to win. I think we lacked a bit of luck.”

On what to improve…

“You need to look at things to improve, we need to think about the next game. Football is like this: sometimes it’s better to forget but always with the desire to learn.”

Milan will take on Hellas Verona at the weekend and it will be important to get back to winning ways. They still have a very good position in the league and need to build on the positive performance tonight, perhaps working on finishing in training.

Tags AC Milan Newcastle Olivier Giroud


  1. The regret is that we couldn’t get a good striker to challenge him for a starting spot, relying on Giroud in front of goal is going to be our worst nightmare because Jovic clearly seems like an understudy to him. Big striker changes game, score goals out of nowhere like we saw Thuram did in the Derby but the old guy relies on tik tak, Tap in or penalties to get a goal…I just hope we can get a better striker come January

  2. Musah,Rejenders,Chekueza,Pyslic,and Leao and Okafur or Jovatic must Pkay togather and must be Lined up into starting 11
    Calabria,Kjear and Pioli must be out immidiately

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