Allegri: AC Milan were complacent
The 46-year-old tactician also concluded that Verona deserved to win but said the defeat will not lead the Rossoneri to panic and re-enter the transfer market.
“Milan didn’t have a good game,” said Allegri to Mediaset Premium in his post-match comments.
“We only played for 13 minutes, after that we just made technical errors.”
“We lacked the ruthlessness that we need to distinguish ourselves in these games.”
Allegri was asked whether the pre-match talk of a potential hostile reception for Mario Balotelli at the Bentegodi had distracted his side:
“Absolutely not, Verona won deservedly against a side that was well organised but Verona merited the victory.”
The Diavolo boss was then questioned about whether defensive mistakes were responsible for the loss and responded by suggesting the goals were more due to quality on the part of the Gialloblu rather than errors by his defenders:
“On the first goal they were good at blocking off our players from the corner,” he said.
“On the second they did well on the counterattack.
“This evening there was the need for a different type of ruthlessness.
Allegri dismissed the notion that the San Siro side need to buy new players to strengthen their squad following the upset at Verona:
“When you are in a tight spot and things are difficult, talk of the mercato serves no purpose.
” We need to think about Wednesday’s game [against PSV in the Champions League], it will be a very important game.
“We must play very differently from how we did tonight.”