AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella is of the opinion that his team played extremely well in the friendly against Chelsea and were highly unlucky to lose the game. Milan lost the game 3-1 despite creating a number of chances in the match.
This was seen as a strong performance from the team that were expected to lose quite badly. Even though Chelsea were coming on the back of a very disappointing campaign, the mood is once again positive at the West London outfit following the arrival of Antonio Conte. The Italian knows everything about Milan after having spent his entire managerial career in Italy.
He has also come up against Montella as a manager in recent years. Montella was at Fiorentina before recently taking over at Milan. The former Fiorentina boss has a tough job on his hands to revive the fallen Italian giants. Without much help from owner Silvio Berlusconi, the club is finding it hard to compete at the very top on a regular basis. In fact, they have not been at the top for quite a while and Montella is aware that it will take a lot of investment in order to get the club back to where they belong. He is hoping that Milan are aware of the situation and give him funds to invest in the summer.
“It was the best game in our pre-season against an opponent of a great level.We controlled the game and we had many chances, I counted four or five clear ones in which we could have scored again.I’m really pleased with the performance. It’s a shame about the score, but the disappointment will soon be gone, while the performance remains. I say this with great conviction. For 70 minutes I saw no difference between the two teams, in fact I liked Milan better,” said Montella.