Marco Giampaolo rues AC Milan’s lack of killer instinct

AC Milan manager Marco Giampaolo has rued the lack of killer instinct after the Rossoneri suffered their third league defeat of the season. The Rossoneri took a first-half lead against Torino through a Krzysztof Piatek penalty in the 18th minute and they managed to preserve the advantage until the half-time interval.

In the second half, the Rossoneri struggled to create any clear-cut chances on goal and they were eventually made to pay the price after Andrea Belotti scored a quick-fire brace for Torino. Speaking after the 2-1 defeat, Giampaolo said that his team were in control of the game and barring the errors, it was one of the club’s best performances of the season.
He said:“The game was under our control, we just didn’t have the clinical edge to kill it off. We took barely any risks until that goal and then in four minutes, the whole match changed. We had the opportunities to score again with Piatek and Kessie, so we created the chances. There were errors, but it was Milan’s best performance of the season so far and we dominated for long periods. Clearly, the defeat is not good enough.”

The Rossoneri had pursued Giampaolo from Sampdoria during the summer with the view that he can push the club towards the top four and help them qualify for the Champions League. However, things look gloomy at the moment with already a three-point gap to the top four and there has already been speculation that the head coach could be sacked, should the current pattern of form continue.

Milan are scheduled to host Fiorentina during the forthcoming league clash at home. La Viola are currently 17th on the table with one point less than the Rossoneri but they can’t be taken for granted, consideringthey have already held Juventus to a goalless stalemate this term.Milan are currently 13th on the table with six points on the board.


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