AC Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli praised his new centre-back partner Simon Kjaer and stressed the important of taking things a game at a time.
Ante Rebic was once again the hero for AC Milan as they secured their first win of the season against a top six club, beating Roma 2-0 at San Siro.
In a game bereft of quality and composure for the most part, and it was perhaps fitting that Rebic scored such a scrappy opening goal, thundering home from inside the area after hitting the post initially.
The second goal came inside the final two minutes of normal time from the penalty spot as Theo Hernandez was chopped down chasing a loose ball; Hakan Calhanoglu stepping up to thump the spot kick in and kill the game off.
The result moves Milan seventh in the table and level with Napoli once again, six points behind Roma in fifth, and it was thanks to an exceptional defensive effort too.
After the game Romagnoli spoke to DAZN about the victory and began by discussing just how the Rossoneri came out on top.
“Nothing is simple in Serie A, we were good at facing a very strong Roma. We were good at managing the rhythms and giving them almost nothing,” he said (via MilanNews).
“The important thing is to work together, now it is important not to give up and make one last effort.”
Romagnoli has formed an effective centre-back partnership with Simon Kjaer, who has been nothing short of exceptional since his arrival from Sevilla in January.
“He is a great player, but at Milan we are all strong and I feel good with everyone. The important thing is to always play with concentration.”
Finally on the atmosphere at Milanello, he added: “We have to prepare the game well for the game against SPAL, we have to reset everything and think game by game.”