AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli insists he and his team-mates must put their hands up and accept responsibility for tonight’s defeat to Spezia.
Milan fell to their first away league defeat of the season as they were soundly beaten 2-0 by Spezia. Much like the Atalanta and Lille defeats earlier in the season, Pioli’s men appeared to be outthought and outfought for the majority of the game.
In fact, Romagnoli and Simon Kjaer did a good job of keeping the hosts at bay for the first 45 minutes, but they eventually succumbed to the pressure in the second half.
The opener came from the captain Maggiore tapped in to a virtually empty net, and the second came via a rocket from Bastoni that had Donnarumma beaten.
Romagnoli was interviewed by DAZN at the end of the game, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews and translated below.
“We missed the game, our fault. From tomorrow we start again to show that we are not who we were tonight,” he said.
On whether it was a mental decline: “I don’t think so, we think game after game. A bad night because of us. We have the opportunity to make up for it on Thursday evening. We are used to playing every three days, it’s a good thing.”
On the hardest thing about the game, he added: “They were very good at making very high pressure. We congratulate them, they deserved the win. From tomorrow we think about Belgrade, then about the derby.”
On how his team-mates reacted in the dressing room: “Tonight it was difficult, when you lose like this there is a lack of confidence. It shouldn’t have happened but it did, now it’s up to us to prove that we are not these.”