Arrigo Sacchi, former iconic coach of the Rossoneri, spoke about AC Milan‘s season to La Gazzetta dello Sport:
“As long as AC Milan was a collective, there was collaboration, synergy, internalisation of the game that allowed young people to shine and play by heart, enhancing their qualities, thus reducing the gap that exists with other great teams that have good qualities and experience.”
“However, with Spezia, none of this was seen and it was no coincidence that Milan lost. The same was repeated with Inter. In the first half hour the Nerazzurri could have scored four goals… The first goal immediately after only four minutes is emblematic: ready go, Lukaku launched who goes away easily from Romagnoli. Romagnoli never tried to anticipate Lukaku’s moves. He is a good player but has grown and improved too little in recent years. I have the feeling that he was satisfied. On the occasion of the goal he was alone, badly positioned, the team did not help him, it was scattered on the pitch like a loose group. If Milan plays like this they can lose to anyone. They must not mislead the start of the second half with the great interventions of Handanovic. They could also have scored a goal, but today’s AC Milan lacks the pressure, the organisation, the movements together reducing the spaces that allowed them to be in the lead for a long time. Milan began to feel too and obstacles emerged.”
“In fact, Calabria sought a yellow not to play with Spezia. The club had to scold him. Not to mention Ibra in Sanremo. If he goes to the Festival, the others are also justified in going around Italy. Football at these levels is a serious matter. The club with its history and its rules comes before the team, as this comes before any single individual. Leadership is shown with facts and the rules must apply to everyone. By now it’s late, it should be Ibra who declined and made a gesture that would be enormous and appreciated by all the Milan fans. Otherwise I don’t think they would understand it”, concluded Sacchi.