Reina: Milan wounded by early Europa League exit

SEVILLE, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 08: Pepe Reina of AC Milan reacts during the UEFA Europa League Group F match between Real Betis and AC Milan at Estadio Benito Villamarin on November 8, 2018 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Pepe Reina admits AC Milan are hit hard by their early Europa League exit to Olympiacos citing a lack of determination as one of the reasons.

The Rossoneri capitulated to a 3-1 loss in their clash which was sufficient for the Greek side to qualify ahead of them.

“We were really hit hard, wounded by that,” the goalkeeper told Football Italia.

“We’ve got to react, get our heads down and work hard. It wasn’t a defeat due to the referee, as there were some incidents, but the biggest mistakes were made by us. We had two results out of three at our disposal and just weren’t determined enough to win qualification.

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“We’ll sit down and watch the game over, see where we can improve. Every one of us has to give at least 10 percent more than we’ve done so far.”

Coach Gennaro Gattuso once again back on intense scrutiny after this disappointment.

“He is the captain of this ship and always stands up to take responsibility. We all want to react and get a season on track that before Thursday was really not going that badly.

“On Tuesday, we must go to Bologna with the bit between our teeth, trying to win a run of games before the Christmas break so we can start the second half of the season in a good position.”