Carlos Bacca went on social media to apologize for his actions against Carpi. Cristian Brocchi accepted it but former coach Mihajlovic said ‘the tension that was there wasn’t there with me.’
The Rossoneri top scorer was replaced in the 69′ minute by Jeremy Menez and he didn’t take it all too well as he went straight to the dressing room without shacking Menez’s hands or speaking to new coach Cristian Brocchi.
Brocchi said after the match that Bacca had reacted badly and this must not happen again and so the Colombian posted an apology on Instagram on Friday, expressing his regrets.
“Reflecting after a few hours with a cool head, I apologize to the Coach, my teammates and all the Milan fans for the attitude I showed last night after my substitution,” Bacca posted along with a picture of him and Brocchi hugging.
“That’s not me, it was just a moment where I thought I could help the team on the pitch. I want to apologize with all my heart, and say that I’m right behind the team, my teammates and the Coach. I’ll give everything for this shirt, and I’m already preparing for our next cup final on Monday. Vamos!” Brocchi reacted on his own Instagram, posting: “Grande Carlos. United for the good of Milan.”
Former boss Sinisa Mihajlovic also reacted to Bacca’s action. He spoke to the Italian satirical television program ‘Striscia La Notizia’ upon receiving the ‘Gongolo’ award which is given to those who have a reason to be ‘happy’ this week with a specific reason.
“I’m not happy about Milan, I also drew with Carpi,” said the Serb tactician, who also received the Golden Tapir, which is given by Striscia to those who had a bad week, twice in a raw. “The tension that was there wasn’t there with Mihajlovic. I never saw Bacca angry when he went off.
“When I was at Milan I got on well with and loved all my players.” Milan will keep this behind them and Bacca will look to get back to scoring but will have another partner in attack as Balotelli is banned.
Translation credit: Football Italia