Lecce boss says he has ‘regrets’ over Milan defeat and defends approach

By Euan Burns -

Lecce coach Marco Baroni says that he has regrets over the result against AC Milan but defended the way that his team played at San Siro.

Speaking during an interview with DAZN (via Milan News) after the match on Sunday, Baroni explained that he has regrets but he knows that his team put in a respectable performance.

“There are regrets. There is also the awareness of an important performance: I spoke to the boys and congratulated them. This must be the spirit that will accompany us until the end, we need compactness,” Baroni said.

The game ended 2-0 after Rafael Leao scored once in each half for the Rossoneri. One was a headed goal which is rare for the Portuguese forward.

Many felt that Lecce played too far up the pitch which was asking for trouble but Baroni points out that before the opening goal, they conceded very few chances to the Milan attack.

“In my opinion we were not too low. We didn’t want to concede depth, Milan play a dynamic football that isn’t ashamed to go long and play vertical balls. The team remained compact and balanced: they conceded very little until Leao’s goal,” the coach said.

Lecce are in a very poor run of form and have been sucked right into the relegation fight. They need points as soon as possible to avoid an immediate return to Serie B.

“When you do these performances, we know our path, we have worked to suffer and we know how to do it. In this moment there is the determination to improve,” Baroni said.

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