Giampaolo Pazzini scored but has very few reasons to go to sleep happy.
Pazzini got his 99 Serie A goal and returned to scoring from open play for the first time since April 19 2014 but his goal was only a poor consolation prize for a poor Milan performance as they lost 2-1 to Udinese at Stadio Friuli in a match that even left coach Filippo Inzaghi angry.
“I had a feeling I would start,” Pazzini told the Milan Channel. “I prepared the match as if it were a final. Regardless of my goal, we did not play well and I am very sorry about this. I believed we could complete the come-back. They were tired.
“It was an important match today and we got it wrong. On Wednesday it will be very hard (vs. Genoa) and it is a very big match. There is a lot of disappointment today, but we need to bounce back.”