AC Milan basic supervisor Marco Fassone has given coach Vincenzo Montella his full backing regardless of a 3rd straight defeat on Sunday.
Milan have been overwhelmed Three-2 by metropolis rivals Inter, leaving them in 10th, 12 factors behind leaders Napoli and 10 adrift of the Nerazzurri.
Though Fassone was buoyed by Milan’s efficiency on the San Siro, significantly within the second half, he instructed Sky Sport Italia: “It hurts to have a look at the league desk.
“Possibly it hurts extra after shedding a sport through which we had created a lot within the second half.
“We have misplaced our final two video games, however every has proven glimpses of one thing. Possibly we’re not a staff but, however we are going to grow to be one.
“We now have excessive religion in Vincenzo, each from me and from [sporting director Massimiliano] Mirabelli. Montella is aware of how one can educate soccer, he is aware of how one can play soccer.
“He did it final season and he’ll do it once more this yr, even when these latest video games could make folks marvel.”
Fassone mentioned Montella “is aware of how one can discover a treatment, and the outcomes will arrive.”
And he added: “We have to give our coach the utmost help and safety doable. He has received to know that the membership are with him and that he can deal with what occurs on the sphere to remodel these glorious people right into a staff.”
Fassone careworn that Milan’s purpose remained Champions League qualification and mentioned: “Solely eight video games have been performed and we knew the primary section of the season could be essentially the most tough.
“It could be ugly and undesirable to must postpone the membership’s plans by a yr, nevertheless it would not be a drama. I feel that it is advisable to work as much as issues, even when they’re going a bit slower than anticipated.
“Possibly we have been a little bit too optimistic, however I am satisfied that we’ll get there.”
Inter’s win lifted them three factors away from champions Juventus in second place and put them simply two behind Napoli, who they journey to face subsequent weekend.
“Actually the sport at Napoli’s going to be thrilling,” coach Luciano Spalletti instructed Sky.
“We will go there and attempt to win it, however they’re an incredible staff and I can solely share the entire compliments you’ve got been paying to [Napoli coach Maurizio] Sarri as a result of he is doing an incredible job.
“We have been a good distance off the highest final season, however now we have put loads of hay within the loft. It may all are available fairly helpful.”
Ben Gladwell experiences on Serie A, the Italian nationwide staff and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Affiliation. @UEFAcomBenG.