Lucas Biglia was disappointed after the game against Inter, saying ‘we need to recover immediately’.
Yet another Derby della Madonnina, and yet another defeat for Milan. This time, they barely ever came close to threatening Inter as they produced a bad performance in front of 70k fans at Stadio San Siro to lose 2-0 to Antonio Conte’s side.
Coach Marco Giampaolo relied once more on the more experienced Milan players, using Lucas Biglia in the regista role instead of Ismaël Bennacer.
“How disappointed are we? Very disappointed,” Biglia told MilanTV at the end of the match. “But as you said, the first goal was unlucky but then we lost our rhythm, we gave up too much ground to them. We need to improve, working on our possession and our pressing, we need to be more aggressive in both if we want to implement the coach’s ideas.
“We have few shots on target? If you don’t have possession, you don’t make it to the final third, you don’t give the attackers the freedom to do their thing: beating their man and playing long, it’s a problem for them too. Like I said, it all boils down to the clear ideas we need to improve on.
“The game against Torino? We need to react, this defeat burns and we need to take this anger onto the field on Thursday. We need to recover immediately, this was the fourth match, there is still a long way to go but we must restart on Thursday.
“Leão? He is young and strong, we expected it. I’m happy for him and hope he can be consistent because he can really help out the team.”
Speaking to Sky, the Argentine said: “We lost sharpness after their first goal and then got more or less everything wrong from there. The defeat burns but we must immediately think about the next game against Torino. We wanted to bring home the points, because it’s been a long time since Milan won the derby. We simply have to do more than this.
“The pre-season training had been really positive, but then the loss to Udinese in the opening round saw a few doubts set in. We ought to be more relaxed and focused. We’ve got the quality, we just need to make some adjustments to concepts like possession and pressing. Inter were good at using space, they’re a very strong team. But we have to think only of ourselves.”
Biglia also had an interview with RAI: “There’s a lot of disappointment, but we already have to think about Thursday, bringing this disappointment that we got to the match against Torino, where we have to start again. We stretched out, we gave up too much space and we lost our game concepts. We have to do what the coach asks of us, especially in ball possession. If we get to that, we’ll get to the best of what the coach asks of us.
“Our objectives this season? First of all, we need to put into practice what the coach asks of us, then we have clear things and we know what we want to do. We want to bring into the field what we work on during the week.”