Sporting director Maiorino: “We are disappointed but we accept Massa’s decisions, this match is now in the past”

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Rocco Maiorino at Stadio San Siro (@acmilan.com)
Rocco Maiorino at Stadio San Siro (@acmilan.com)

Rocco Maiorino looks forward but says there was disappointment in the locker room ‘because we knew we could take home at least a point’.

Milan left the Juventus Stadium with the feeling that referee Davide Massa robbed them of a point as he awarded the Italian champions a highly dubious penalty in the last moment of the match, allowing Dybala to score and make it 2-1.

The Rossoneri players were fuming, Donnarumma and Bacca in particular, at the referee at the end of the game but coach Vincenzo Montella asked everyone to stay calm. It seems that this is also the official perspective of the club, who, according to Milannews.it, will not release a response to Massa’s actions from last night.

“We’re disappointed, not only because we didn’t manage to take home one point but because we tried to win it,” Milan director of sport Rocco Maiorino, who has been taking interviews instead of Adriano Galliani in the last few weeks, told MilanTV, after the match ended at the Juventus Stadium.

“We’re a rock-solid team, which never gives up in the face of difficulties and we proved it. The ref? We accept Massa’s decisions as we always do. We have to think about our next game against Genoa. There was disappointment in the dressing room because we knew we could take home at least a point, but this match is now in the past. Our mind goes to the clash against Genoa to win 3 points.

“The team is improving match after match, unfortunately, you can’t always win but this is football even if conceding a goal minutes into injury time hurts. All the players have shown they are capable of wearing this shirt. Donnarumma’s performance? It’s not a surprise anymore, it’s the reality of things. He played really a brilliant match as well as his teammates. Ocampos played well as a striker.

“The absences against Genoa? It’s a shame to lose players that were playing with consistency. I’m not worried about the absences, I have no fear that those who will play, will do very well.

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