Montella: “I saw plenty of positives; we are improving”

By Oliver Fisher -


AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella admitted that he saw ‘plenty of positives’ from the Rossoneri’s 2-0 win over Sassuolo.

Alessio Romagnoli and Suso got on the scoresheet as Milan won comfortably at the Mapei Stadium to climb to seventh in the Serie A table.

“We started with great effort, at the first problem on a throw-in we got anxious and lost our way, which I did not like. After a while, we got back on track and eventually earned the points,” he told Mediaset Premium.

“We had 10 shots on target today, so more than in any other game this season. That means we are working on it and improving, even if some people don’t notice, and we’re on the right track.

“I saw plenty of positives today, as we were organised, allowed very little at the back and created many chances with 10 shots on target, so I am happy.

“I would’ve been more worried if we had struggled for points against the smaller teams and did well with the big clubs. It means they have something more than us right now, although I didn’t see that big a gap. We’re not distant in terms of performance, but the three defeats prove we still have work to do.

“I have great belief, because the players in our squad will inevitably improve, as they have to logically, and the younger figures around them will improve too. I remain convinced we will chase our target to the end.”

Montella then commented on the speculation that he would be sacked and replaced by Primavera youth team boss Gennaro Gattuso.

“Gattuso is a friend and he got dragged into this situation too, against his will, but the media speculation is all part of the job.

“I said I was watching my own funeral and I think everyone dreams of being able to do that. It was useful, as I got to realise certain things.”

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