Inzaghi calls for patience


After a relatively solid start to the campaign, the Rossoneri now find themselves in seventh place in the Italian standings, nine points behind leaders Juventus.

Following their surprise 2-0 loss to Palermo on Sunday, the San Siro outfit are now winless in three matches, yet Inzaghi has urged supporters to show patience as he aims to get his side back to winning ways.

“It takes patience,” Inzaghi told reporters ahead of Saturday’s match-up against Sampdoria.

“It would be nice if we could be perfect right now, but I’m not worrying. Against Palermo we never lacked in desire.

“There are little things we need to improve. In the opening 20 minutes [against Palermo] we had three chances to score. If we’d gone ahead then we’d be talking about a different game today.

“There’s been a great reaction, and we’ll use that, starting tomorrow. Tomorrow you’ll see a return to the Milan that we saw only a short time ago.”

The former Milan striker hopes his charges will learn from their defeat last weekend, but is not reading too much into it, preferring to see where his side stand come the end of the year.

“At the end of December we’ll look at the table and take stock of the situation,” he said. “Every possibility is still there for us.

“The team will draw on Sunday’s experience, and use that to help us in the future.”

Milan’s next Serie A fixtures sees them travel to Sampdoria, who have enjoyed a superb start to the season, currently sitting in fourth place on the log.

“Samp? They have a great spirit, and a great Coach [Sinisa Mihajlovic], a friend of mine.,” Inzaghi said.

“They’re a very good footballing side, I congratulate the coach.”