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Eight And A Half Men AC Milan Leave Montella Hailing The Rossoneri Spirit

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AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella heaped praise on his side’s miraculous win over Bologna.

The Rossoneri saw two men getting sent-off and an injured substitute in Andrea Poli complete the match.

Chelsea loanee Mario Pasalic scored the winner just one minute before the full-time.

Gerard Deulofeu provided an incredible assist to help the visitors to end their miserable losing streak.

The Diavolo saw Gabriel Paletta being sent off in the first half – while Jurja Kucka also saw a red-card just before the 60 minute mark.

Poli, who replaced Calos Bacca as a tactical change after Kucka’s dismissal had to play the final twelve minutes with a limp as he suffered a knee-injury 12 minutes from full-time.

The Milan boss was full of praise for Poli as he said, “I want to compliment Andrea Poli because in a moment of great difficulty he was absolutely essential and helped out every single team-mate,”

“He came on and did great, then he had an injury too so we were basically down to eight and a half men. But he worked so hard and I wanted to single him out for praise.”

“It was difficult to hold in my emotions after the goal, given what we had lived through in a game like that.”

“It is a great victory that is worth more than three points, as it proves this is a team with the attributes of spirit and organisation.”

“We needed this to show ourselves that this spirit was within us and it was a victory earned with sheer determination.”

Poli tweeted after the match as he hailed the Milan spirit and the Rossoneri responded by praising him on a “great match”.

Montella said that he was delighted to gather 3 points, but added that he does not agree with the assessment that Milan were going through a crisis.

“Naturally there are peaks and troughs in any season, but our biggest problems were many injuries and defeats in quick succession – freakish defeats.

“We lost to Napoli and Juventus who are stronger than us on paper, then against Udinese and Sampdoria we lost the kind of games you usually lose once a season.”

“Our misfortune was losing them all consecutively. Those results made it look as if we were having a crisis but we absolutely were not. The results were bad, not the performances.”

“I told the lads at half-time that this was a game that needed to be a turning point.”

“I had seen teams down to 10 men turn games around, but winning with nine men was even more extraordinary.”

Abhishek Chaudhary
Abhishek Chaudhary = The Blues, who have left an indelible impression on his life. Factoid :- He cried inconsolably for a week when Jose Mourinho was sacked by the bosses at Stamford Bridge 2nd time round. His passion for the beautiful game is only matched by his fascination for beer! Supports Chelsea

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