Found February 04, 2013 on
AC Milan 2-1 Udinese
post game reactions:
Adriano Galliani felt the Milan dominated their match against Udinese and that Mario Balotelli was desitned to score on his debut. The Rossoneri chief executive said: “He is a big-time player and he started after Pazzini got injured; football is strange. Balotelli’s two goals were a sign of fate and he could have scored after 35 seconds. I didn’t see the second goal because I was in the dressing room.
“President Berlusconi spoke to the players and was very pleased. Our attack has a combined age of 60 and for the next ten years I can rest easy. We have picked up 33 points in the last 15 games.”
Speaking in the press conference, Massimiliano Allegri looked at the match in an in-depth manner. He said: “It was not easy to play against Di Natale and Muriel. We made too many mistakes in the second half and they played well but Balotelli had a good game despite hardly knowing his team-mates. He has extraordinary technical and physical qualities. He can reach his full potential at Milan. I am lucky to coach this side, after the revolution summer, Galliani has proven to be one of the best managers in the world, and with the availability of the President he has created a team that will do well in the future not only in Italy but also in Europe.
“We can’t win them all and if we draw we should not get down. We have a difficult match at Cagliari on Sunday. Pazzini picked up a strain in the warm-up and seeing as Balotelli cannot play in the Champions League I decided to start him. Balotelli played the full match and has settled in immediately. I think there is too much pressure on him from the media and at 22 he is developing. Niang and El Shaarawy did a lot of running but we need to make more of our chances.”
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