Abbiati: Third place is still possible for AC Milan

The Rossoneri goalkeeper believes his side can turn their season around and inspire a comeback, despite a slow start to their campaign
Christian Abbiati is confident AC Milan can still turn around their season despite a disappointing start to the campaign.

Under Massimiliano Allegri’s leadership the Rossoneri have only amassed 13 points in 12 league fixtures, placing them 10th in the league - only one point worse off than this time last year.

However, goalkeeper Abbiati believes that although there is a substantial gap between leaders Roma and themselves, Milan can easily recover by putting in a series of winning performances, starting with Saturday’s encounter against Genoa.

“Like last year we have what it takes to reassemble in the standings,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

"A pity for this bad start. Now we have to do better and improve. Against Genoa we need a victory, and we hope to succeed."

Abbiati has called on the side to show the spirit and determination that kick started their campaign in 2012-13 and is confident that if results improve Milan could finish in third place come the end of this season.

He added: “The distance from us to the top is big, but if we maintain awareness we can reach third place."