AC Milan suffered a major setback in their Europa league qualification after a 3-3 draw with relegation threatened Frosinone.
Milan had to come back from being two goals down not once but twice in the game. Even though the result meant two dropped points, manager Cristian Brocchi claimed that he was happy with the fightback shown by his team. A youth team coach a few weeks ago, Brocchi was chosen as the interim manager of Milan until the end of the campaign. Even then, owner Silvio Berlusconi has set a target of qualifying for Europe.
Brocchi getting the position as the permanent manager will depend a lot upon reaching this objective. However, he has struggled in his first four games as the manager of the Italian Serie A outfit. A return of just one victory in these matches has led to Milan dropping down to seventh spot following the latest round of games. A six-point deficit between the fifth spot, which is occupied by Fiorentina, likely means that Milan will miss out on the European places next season given that there are only two games left in the campaign. Brocchi remains confident of qualifying for Europe given that even the sixth place is likely to be enough. The club remain two points behind the sixth spot and this target seems achievable.
“Until the Verona match [they looked fragile], yes.In today’s game I did not see a fragile team.A weak team collapses at 3-1 and instead we reacted well and we had the desire to retrieve the game.I am convinced that if the boys have the attitude of this week and that they showed today, we can play for Europe,” said the manager. The club are up against Bologna and Roma in the final two games of the campaign.