AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella believes that the club are on course to achieving the objectives for the campaign, despite failing to win a game in the last five.
More importantly, they have suffered a fourth consecutive defeats – with three of them coming in the Italian Serie A. As a result, Milan have dropped five points behind Inter Milan, who are in the fifth spot. Qualifying for Europe is understood to be one of the main priorities for the club. Milan have not been seen in the European competitions since the 2013-14 season. They have undergone several managerial reigns during this period, but the club underwent a change in ownership primarily in order to make them competitive once again.
Former owner Silvio Berlusconi did not have the funds to make Milan competitive in the transfer market. Even the new owners have arrived, manager Montella is yet to receive a significant influx of funds.
As a result, he has had to work with loan signings like Gerard Deulofeu, who has come to the club on loan from Premier League outfit Everton.GianlucaLapadula, Gustavo Gomez, and Jose Sosa are some of the names signed by the club, but they cost less than €30 million in total. Milan will be away from home in the next two games, as they face Bologna and Lazio in key games.
“I don’t give it much of a specific value. I have to think about the initial objectives, which were to create a certain style.That’s what I was told when I signed for Milan: that I was to try to pull off a sporting miracle in Doha [in the Supercoppa final against Juve] and help the young players to grow. I believe we’re in line with our objectives. This is the time for everyone, me included, to show pride in playing for and coaching Milan, both for the present and the future,” said Montella.