AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli was eager to express his disappointment as his side dropped points against bottom of the league Salernitana.
Milan got the early lead inside the opening 10 minutes through a Junior Messias goal, but the home side were resolute and they got themselves level when Bonazzoli scored his sixth goal of the season by seizing on a Mike Maignan error of judgement.
Salernitana then went 2-1 up in the second half as Milan Djuric netted his third of the campaign via an excellent header, and though Ante Rebic’s shot from distance levelled it at 2-2 that’s how the game would finish.
Pioli spoke to Sky after the game and reflected on the lacklustre performance from his side, with his words transcribed by MilanNews and translated below.
On the absence of Ibra and the errors: “The team did well with and without Ibra, so I don’t impute anything to him. We weren’t good from a technical point of view and we committed naivety that was then paid for at a high price.”
On the performance: “We started well, taking the lead, but then we lost our clarity. We were frenetic and despite the opportunities to get back in the lead, we didn’t succeed. When we don’t manage to play for Milan it’s always a lost opportunity.
“We are disappointed, me and the boys. We approached it and prepared it well. The subsequent mistakes are not ours. They are plays that prevented us from playing our usual clean football.”
On the mistakes: “The approaches of the two halves were right. Then some technical and position errors ruined everything. We conceded too much. But when you concede 2 goals it is obvious that it becomes difficult to win. We wanted a lot more. But we will learn from our mistakes to try to win the next one.”