Bonaventura: “You could see the difference in quality between the two sides, Milan must forget this game”

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Giacomo Bonaventura during Juventus-Milan at Stadio Olimpico on May 9, 2018. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
Giacomo Bonaventura during Juventus-Milan at Stadio Olimpico on May 9, 2018. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Giacomo Bonaventura said Milan gave their best against Juventus but ‘we had to do a match that is beyond our limits and we did not succeed’.

Milan wanted Coppa Italia glory but instead suffered a very heavy 4-0 defeat to Juventus in the final of the competition.

Medhi Benatia (56′, 64′), Douglas Costa (60′) and Nikola Kalinić (76′, own goal) beat Gianluigi Donnarumma, who had a shockingly bad second half, and the Rossoneri return to Milano embarrassed.

“We didn’t manage to react, Juventus found the second goal too fast,” Bonaventura told MilanTV after the game. “We played a decent match but against Juventus is not enough, you need to avoid mistakes and make a performance that is beyond your limits. In the end, their all strength came out.

“We have improved a lot throughout this season. We need to understand, at least the most experienced players, that in games like this one you can’t make such mistakes and you must keep your balance. In a final, the team that makes fewer mistakes usually wins. Juve are used to this, they have so much quality. We created a few opportunities and if we had scored, we could’ve played a different game. That said, we had a good game, we are a young team.

Giacomo Bonaventura and Medhi Benatia during Juventus-Milan at Stadio Olimpico on May 9, 2018. (@acmilan.com)
Giacomo Bonaventura and Medhi Benatia during Juventus-Milan at Stadio Olimpico on May 9, 2018. (@acmilan.com)

“We must forget this game, we tried our best, yet, it was not enough to beat a team like Juve. We had to raise our bar. However, our Coppa Italia journey was very positive, we need to keep that in mind. We have two major challenges for the Europa League and we will play against two strong teams, even if not as strong as Juventus. If we do our best, then we can reach our goal.

“I would like to thank all the fans. Let’s look ahead and put this disappointment behind us.”

Milan fans during Juventus-Milan at Stadio Olimpico on May 9, 2018. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
Milan fans during Juventus-Milan at Stadio Olimpico on May 9, 2018. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Speaking to RAI Italia, Jack said: “We played well for about an hour, then lost our way after the opening goal and it became an uphill struggle. This team had a great journey in the Coppa Italia and gave our all, but you could see the difference in quality between the two sides.

“Juve have been challenging for the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and Champions League for years, whereas our squad was really only created this year. Juve had Higuain and Marchisio on the bench, that says it all. The difference in the squads is there, we had to do better but we put it all in.

“Donnarumma? made some mistakes, as we all did. I’ve never seen a goalkeeper that didn’t make a single mistake. Now we have two fundamental Serie A matches coming up [against Atalanta and Fiorentina] and there’s a lot at stake, so we must immediately wipe this from our minds. We will face opponents that don’t have the same character as Juventus, we have to do our best.”

Suso, Nikola Kalinić, Davide Calabria, Alessio Romagnoli, Leonardo Bonucci and Gianluigi Donnarumma during Juventus-Milan at Stadio Olimpico on May 9, 2018. (@acmilan.com)
Suso, Nikola Kalinić, Davide Calabria, Alessio Romagnoli, Leonardo Bonucci and Gianluigi Donnarumma during Juventus-Milan at Stadio Olimpico on May 9, 2018. (@acmilan.com)

In the mixed-zone, the midfielder, who is linked with a Juventus man, added: “The quality of Juventus made the difference. We played a good game, but it wasn’t enough, we had to do a match that is beyond our limits and we didn’t succeed. Arriving to the final with a nice squad like us was nice. It was difficult to face Juve, especially after conceding the first goal. We are very disappointed, it’s a lying result, the proportions have been exaggerated. The fans deserved this joy, we did our all.

“Donnarumma? We also made mistakes, not just Gigio. Against Juve you have to make as little mistakes as possible, now he has to raise his head. We have two fundamental games; our goal is the Europa League and we face two strong opponents and we have to prepare with great desire.”

12 COMMENTS

  1. STFU.. You guys simply have no balls….!!! I’d kill myself on the pitch for this club if I were earning those monies you MOFOS are earning…!!!

  2. we switched off, gattuso has done a good job by motivating our players in the past months, but I don’t believe we can actually win titles

  3. Defeatism at the highest level,such players should be sacked from the club.Mentally he’s not fit to play for Milan

  4. Bloody awful football. What a useless performance. And Kalinic my word. Get that guy far away from this club. Why would you send him on when Andre Silva is also on the bench.? We never learn do we?

    • Yes,,any defensive player might feel some frustration with the team’s inability to score and as the result he might lose his concentration in defence as well..

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  6. well i hope your ugly agent find you another team asap. bcz we dont need below average, and believe me if you were that good your f… agent would of played you and tried to get more money from milan or found you another team long time ago, but you are a below average and cannot wait to see the players who has your quality in milan out. milan youth team will do better than all of you in serie a and with few millions. just shut the f,,, up and admit you are a crappy player who still cant believe he play for milan.

    u think if you come to play where i live i will come to watch the game? i am done with this trash who has the courage to speak and has no balls or courage to play.

  7. Our priority this summer should be to make this guy a squad player. That’s all he will ever be. He can’t pass the ball better than Locatelli and this guy is supposed to create for us! Hakan plays better in the middle better than Bonadinho and has an eye for killer passes than “Mister-Dribbler”. I hope Juve but him like they did with MDS and use those coins to buy at least a better player than him.

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