Published On: Mon, Sep 23rd, 2013

Abate defends AC Milan performances after Napoli defeat

Abate - AC MilanAfter their 2-1 defeat by on Sunday night full-back insisted that the team had very little to apologise for despite accusations that the Rossoneri defence has been the cause of their poor early season form.

However, the 26-year-old believed that other than the opening minutes of Sundays encounter the team had produced one of its best performances of the season and any deficiencies of the side must be accepted as a team and not only the defensive quartet.

“The four of us in defence, we have little to complain about, as well as the rest of the team,” Abate told Mediaset.

“Remove the first five minutes and we played the best first half of our season.

“We have problems, but they are the team’s problems. In most situations could attack most of the spaces.

“If we keep saying that the four at the back are poor, okay, so we lose every Sunday in the matches we attempt to win, but in Italy these matches simply do not exist.”

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Kevin Pogorzelski

- My interest in Italian football began with the broadcasting of Football Italia in the early 90's, turning to infatuation with the Champions League victories of AC Milan, Paolo Maldini an all-time hero, and Juventus in 1994 and 1996. With no allegiance to any Italian side in particuar I have a strange fascination with Genoa since witnessing them beat my beloved Liverpool in the 1992 UEFA Cup. The last two decades following the reds have strangely seen frequent contests against Italian opposition. Also writing for thefootballmagazine.com, you can follow me on Twitter: @rabbitrabbiton

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