Sacchi reflects on Milan’s ‘extraordinary’ first half of the season and picks out ‘difficulties’

By Akhil Prasad -

Legendary Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi has revelled in Milan’s enthusiasm during the first half of the 2021-22 Serie A season, claiming they did something ‘extraordinary’.

The Rossoneri sit four points behind current champions Inter after a shaky set of results derailed their grip on the top spot. Sacchi spoke to the microphones of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) and shed light on what he thinks is ‘something extraordinary’ that Milan in the first part of the campaign.

“The Rossoneri did something extraordinary in the first part of the season, when with enthusiasm they made up for the inexperience,” he claimed.

A string of two defeats against Fiorentina and Sassuolo at the end of November ended their unbeaten streak in the league, leading some to doubt whether the team are mentally ready to fight for the title.

Speaking of which, Sacchi said: “Lately they have had some difficulties. They have to come back and be a compact and united team, if they want to fight to the end.”

He further prompted the Rossoneri to find a new groove, highlighting the fact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic cannot always save the team from hapless situations.

“Now the defence is too backward. You can’t always throw the ball long for Ibra, he doesn’t do miracles either,” he explained.

Milan resume the league season with a mouthwatering encounter against Jose Mourinho’s Roma at the San Siro on January 6.

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