After being knocked out of the UEFA Cup in midweek, Milan suffered their sixth defeat of the Serie A season today, as Sampdoria triumphed 2-1 at the Stadio Marassi.
“It is no doubt a difficult moment, but I am sure that things will get better soon,” Carlo Ancelotti stated after the match.
“I don’t think we had a bad game overall, we were not doing very well, but the match was balanced and we had as many chances as Samp.
“But we found ourselves 2-0 down just like that. [Daniele] Bonera committed a bad mistake on their second goal, but he did well otherwise.”
Rossoneri general manager Adriano Galliani warned that the club would undergo a major face lift if they will fail to meet their objectives this term and Ancelotti’s reign at San Siro is now more likely than ever to come to an end.
“As I said, it’s a bad moment, but we will get over it,” insisted ‘Carletto’.
“As soon as we recover our injured players and get a chance to train adequately, we will get back on track.
“I think it will take a couple of weeks, but you will soon see a very different side. I am not a scapegoat right now, I am obviously concerned, but we all feel responsible.
“However, we still can achieve our objective which is a third place finish to take part in the competition we love the most.”
Brazilian midfielder Emerson thought he had equalized late on, but the goal was disallowed for offside.
“It was a good call from the linesman,” concluded Ancelotti.