Mihajlovic furious as Bacca, Adriano score in Milan win
Furious AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic hit out at his side despite new recruits Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano hitting maiden Serie A goals in a 2-1 victory over Empoli.
Milan, who like city rivals Inter failed to qualify for Europe this season, started the new campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Fiorentina last week. But after their first league win of the season, Mihajlovic slammed his side s attitude.
Mihajlovic, who has taken over the fallen Serie A giants after a great season with Sampdoria, told Sky Sport: "The only thing positive about tonight was the rest, but nothing else. "We lacked courage, personality and character. Not a lot has changed since last year, except for the two new lads who both scored a goal. "We really need to work on our mental approach, because in midweek we d worked a lot on how to get the ball forward to the strikers. "The strikers were doing everything right, but they just weren t being given the service. We can t go on like that."Milan caused a minor shock in midweek after signing former striker Mario Balotelli from Liverpool on loan for the season as they look to qualify for Europe next year. Balotelli started on the bench and, with Bacca and Adriano in fine fet- tle, was kept there by Mihajlovic as his side scraped a first league win of the season two weeks ahead of their next outing, away to Inter. Colombian striker Bacca, signed from Sevilla in the summer, gave the hosts a 16th minute lead after a combination of pace and power took him past Marco Zambelli to beat on-rushing goalkeeper Lucasz Skorupski with a fine angled strike. Empoli, however, were anything but a pushover. The visitors had scored against Milan in their last five outings and were quickly back on level terms when former Milan forward Riccardo Saponara finished off a quick one-two with Massimo Maccarone to beat Diego Lopez in the 20th minute.