AC Milan’s Galliani states Allegri comments were in jest
a href=”http://forzaitalianfootball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Adriano-Galliani-AC-Milan.jpg”>AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has moved quickly to downplay the significance of coach Massimiliano Allegri’s comments following the Rossoneri’s clash with PSV Eindhoven Wednesday evening.
The 46-year-old tactician told reporters following his team’s 3-0 victory in the second leg of the Champions League play-off that due to his frustration with the criticism leveled at him, he was considering resigning from his post immediately.
However, Galliani has quelled any rumours of Allegri’s departure and dismissed any statements as merely sarcastic jest, while noting that the victory represented a vital point in the Rossoneri’s season so far.
“It was simply a joke, and there’s no need to make an issue out of it,” he stated to Mediaset Premium.
“This victory was crucial for us, and I spoke with the team and made it clear that they couldn’t afford to throw away all the hard work they’d achieved last season, especially from January to May and our great comeback two minutes from the end against Siena.
“While we were all quite tense, we did it and are now in the group stages of the Champions League.”
The Rossoneri executive also touched on his club’s transfer moves and admitted that Allegri had requested a new forward to fill in for the injured Giampaolo Pazzini.
“Yes, he has [specifically] requested a new centre-forward, not a midfielder, defender, or even second striker. [Of course], if we still had Pazzini available, we wouldn’t have need for an additional attacker.”
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