Allegri: I took risks with injured players because we were fighting for the Scudetto

The 45-year-old trainer feels the end justified the means as the club was aiming for Serie A glory, and added that he would not have been criticized had he won the league.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that he's partially responsible for the Rossoneri's injury problems last term.

"The problems were in the final stages of last season. I made some mistakes, there’s no doubt about that," Allegri told La Stampa.

The 45-year-old has conceded that he took risks as Milan was fighting for the Serie A title, but feels he would not have been criticized for his decisions had the club won the Scudetto.

"The more risks you take, the more you get injured players. But the objective was worth it. We were playing for the Scudetto," Allegri admitted.  "If we had won the Scudetto last season, then no one would have discredited our work. Instead we finished as runners-up, and then people say that we’re destroying our players.

"There’s only one solution when it comes to solving traumatic injuries: start playing board games instead."

Milan has collected three points from its opening two Serie A games. The club resumes match action at the weekend against Atalanta.

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