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Montella thinks that patience is the key

The AC Milan coach, Vincenzo Montella, was happy with his side’s improvement despite losing another match – he said that the only key to the future success is to remain patient and improve step by step.

It has been a sixth loss of the season but Vincenzo Montella claimed that the most difficult part of the season is behind his team as the Rossoneri were beaten 2-1 by Napoli away from home. AC Milan managed to win their last two away league games before that one but they, again, failed to show up against one of the top Serie A teams.

The Italian coach wasn’t entirely disappointed by his team’s performance as he said, according to Goal: “I thank the club for giving me this support and confidence. I struggle to look at the table, but from now on we’ll have a simpler fixture list and hopefully, this type of performance will see us in good stead. Our last two defeats were against Juventus and Napoli, so of course, they are ahead of us, but despite the results, we were in the games. We showed character, we are growing and it’s a growth process.”

The overall performance wasn’t bad as Montella claimed: “As I said, I am proud of the performances against Napoli, Juve, Roma and Inter [four defeats from four], because to get to their level we need patience. We play every three days, so there is not much time to train. We need results straight away and there is work to be done. We must be more clinical in the final third and have the goalmouth in our minds.”

Montella thinks that they caused some problems to Napoli and he was happy about it: “We weren’t incisive enough in the final third, but we caused Napoli a lot of problems. I am happy with the performance, the same amount as the anger I feel at losing when playing so well.”