Nikola Kalinić wrote a message for the fans on Instagram after getting heavily-booed against Torino on Sunday.
Milan failed to score at San Siro for the fourth consecutive Serie A match (it’s only the third time in the history of the club that happens) as they only managed a 0-0 draw against Torino on Matchday 14.
The Rossoneri had a few excellent goal-scoring chances against Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side but were extremely wasteful in front of goal. Andre Silva and especially Nikola Kalinić just couldn’t find the back of the net.
When Kalinić was replaced by Patrick Cutrone in the 76′ minute, the San Siro crowd (nearly 54k fans) showed him what they thought of his performance: the Croatian, who arrived from Fiorentina in the summer, was heavily booed by many of the fans, who did not think he did well to the least.
“Rossoneri fans, don’t stop supporting us,” Kalinić, who scored just 3 goals this season, wrote on his official Instagram page. “A stadium like the one today deserves great happiness. I want to and I can give more – for the boss, the club, my teammates and more than anything for you.”
Coach Montella addressed the Kalinić situation in his post-match interviews. After saying that he liked the performance and the results will come – as he says after every match that Milan don’t win – Montella said: “Kalinić just needs to score a goal and break that drought, but he feels the tension, especially when the chance is at his feet, and I feel a warm embrace from the crowd would help.”
Milan don’t have a mid-week match so the next time they step on the pitch is next Sunday when they take on Benevento away. Despite this performance, it’s hard to imagine that Kalinić will be dropped.