Mi­ha­jlovic fu­ri­ous as Bacca, Adri­ano score in Mi­lan win

The Pak Banker - - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS/SPORTS -

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.

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