Under-fire Montella willing to accept critics

first_imgMilan Under-fire Montella willing to accept ‘exaggerated’ Milan criticism Iain Strachan Last updated 2 years ago 22:11 10/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Vincenzo Montella - cropped Getty Images Milan Milan v AEK Athens AEK Athens UEFA Europa League Serie A Intense scrutiny should be expected by those who accept the challenge of coaching the Rossoneri, their manager has admitted AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella knows criticism of the club is inevitable after defeat in the derby to fierce rivals Inter.Milan spent big to make sweeping changes to the squad in the off-season, but have lost the last three Serie A matches to sit 10th in the table.Milan 11/2 to beat AEK 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. With the recent string of poor results, Montella finds himself under mounting pressure, though he did receive the backing on Milan’s CEO after the derby defeat. But, addressing a news conference ahead of the Europa League match at home to AEK Athens, the former Fiorentina boss insisted there is no cause for alarm behind the scenes at the Rossoneri. “When things go wrong it’s everyone’s fault, we have to accept the criticism, even when it’s exaggerated,” he said.”The club made choices for the here and now, but above all for the future.”Everything is going to plan aside from a few defeats, which I take responsibility for, but if they hadn’t happened we’d be talking about a balanced situation.Coach Montella alongside Patrick #Cutrone addressed the media on the eve of #ACMAEK. Read the article in full: https://t.co/tyEjxzSqX2 pic.twitter.com/81IY0Yrlfm— AC Milan (@acmilan) October 18, 2017″I see a higher quality of play all the time, it takes time to do these things and that’s proving to be the case.”We have players who can and must grow, it’s a good base to build from.”After the Europa League game, Milan return to Serie A action at home to Genoa, followed by games against Chievo and champions Juventus.last_img

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