Romagnoli: “We trust in the work of the coach, Piątek must be patient, Samir’s handball? It was a clear penalty”

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Alessio Romagnoli during Udinese- Milan at Stadio Friuli on August 25, 2019. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Alessio Romagnoli stated Milan’s performance at Udinese was not good, even if they deserved to get a penalty.

The honeymoon period of coach Marco Giampaolo did not even last a single game, as Milan lost to Udinese 1-0 on Matchday 1 of Serie A on Sunday evening.

Ricardo Rodriguez was celebrating his 27th birthday, while captain Alessio Romagnoli was celebrating his 150th start for Milan. However, the Rossoneri had no reasons to smile after the game as they deservedly lost to Udinese following an abysmal attacking performance.

“We know that we didn’t have a performance to the satisfactory standard, we must look ahead and work,” Romagnoli said in an interview with Sky Italia after the encounter. “We were too sterile in the possession phase, we were struggling to find the right passes to the attackers.

“The new signings? We trust in them, we trust in the work of the coach. I’m sure that everything will come out of training, it will take some time. Piątek? He must be patient, then the goal will come. Samir’s handball in the penalty area? I think the referee could have done something better, the images were clear. For me it was a penalty but now it’s gone.

“Mihajlović [who was on the bench of Bologna tonight against Hellas despite his leukemia]? I can only thank him, we all know that he is a warrior. He is strong, he needs everyone to come out of it.”

Alessio Romagnoli at the end of Udinese- Milan at Stadio Friuli on August 25, 2019. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Speaking to MilanTV, Alessio said: “The penalty appeal? Incidents like that of the penalty can change the match and they make the difference. VAR should’ve seen that it was a clear hand-ball. It was a penalty and I don’t know how the referee could see that differently.

“The game? Our project needs time. We have time to work during the week and the coach is very prepared. The ideas will come. Celebrating 150 starts in Rossoneri? I’m extremely proud. It’s a historic club and it’s a source of great pride to be involved and to be captain.”

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Penalty or no penalty, with the level of performance, we did not do anything to deserve a point. Fair game to Udine.
Just hope the midfield gets fixed in the next match.

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I personally dont expect a win, playing too any player in wrong position.. no time for practical.. hakan, borini have permanent position and Kessie is a fighter ….

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Time that Milan can’t afford. Now we lost 2 months worth of training. This is beyond ridiculous. Completely embarrassing and unacceptable for Serie A and a team like Milan. The result will be tough to achieve, let’s hope the owners have patience as will be needed now more than ever. Last thing we need is a new coach this season.

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Giampaolo screwed up this time ! He is extremely confuse ! He should have prepared this game with 4-3-3 and then thinking to 4-3-1-2. He didn’t have the players fit enough for new system, why to insist then ?

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The loss is good. If we had scraped a win, the coach would have assumed that Hakan in DM, Samu as SS and Borini as part of our squad are good ideas. I am glad he noticed this early. Also Calabria has been playing rubbish since pre-season. That nonsense needs to stop. Or we should sell. Suso needs to learn to draw fouls if he can’t shield the ball properly. All Udinese did was man-mark Piatek and Suso and everything went to pieces. You can’t expect Borini to be your creative outlet, and Samu isn’t strong enough to hold the… Read more »