Allegri tells Milan to snap out of bad mood
MILAN - Reuters
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri (R) instructs his players as Gianluca Zambrotta takes a throw-in. Milan is left behind Juventus in a close Serie A title race.AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has told his squad to snap out of its negative mood after it was knocked out of the Champions League and lost the Serie A leadership in the space of five days.
Milan visits Chievo tonight while unbeaten Juventus, who snatched the lead from them at the weekend, is at home to third-placed Lazio tomorrow in one of the closest Serie A title races for years.
Allegri yesterday clearly felt forced to make a rallying call after seeing his team fall a point behind Juve.
“There is too much negativity around us, nothing is lost,” he told reporters, two days after a shock 2-1 defeat to Fiorentina at San Siro. “It’s over the top to say that Juventus are unbeatable and are going to finish off the championship.
“The road is still long.”