Riccardo Montolivo didn’t sound too worried after Milan finished the Trofeo TIM in the last place.
Milan beat Celta Vigo in the first 45-minute match-up on penalties and then threw away a 2-0 lead against Sassuolo to lose 3-2 and finish the Trofeo TIM in the third and last place.
The Rossoneri played okay against Celta and did well against Sassuolo in the first 20 minutes. However, in the remaining minutes Milan looked dreadful, especially at the back as Jherson Vergara had a horror show, playing a part in each of Sassuolo’s three goals.
“Losing is not something we like,” Montolivo told the press after the match. “It’s a pity because we were playing well, but then we made some mistakes that we cannot repeat when the season starts. We gave away goals we could avoid. The two matches showed that there is something good.
“We have to improve but we are on the right track. Last year we won the trophy and we didn’t win anything else, let’s say it was bad luck. Let’s hope this year is different. We have a lot of enthusiasm and want to amaze everybody, we want to show that we deserve more. Let’s start from the attitude shown in the final of the Coppa Italia, putting on the pitch what the coach asks us to do.”
Milan’s next and final pre-season match is on August 14th against Freiburg and then a week later on August 21st the season starts for the Rossoneri when they play Torino at Stadio San Siro.