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Allegri Furious At Milan's Friendly Performance

Massimiliano Allegri has called his Milan team’s performance ‘unacceptable’ after a 3-0 friendly defeat to Caen.

Allegri fielded a young Rossoneri line-up in France and admitted that the team faced an embarrassment, but were lucky to have goalkeeper Gabriel in fine form and keep the score-line down.

“It’s a shame, because when you play it should always be to get a result,” said Allegri.

“In the first half we made several mistakes and overall it was not a good game. I was interested to see those who were returning from injuries or hadn’t played as much. I knew with so many kids on the field we’d risk an embarrassment.

“In football technique is not enough. You also need character, hunger and enthusiasm. When called upon, a player must always give their best.”

Milan will have the likes of experienced campaigners Kaka and Valter Birsa available for the next Serie A match against Udinese, but the coach did praise some of the younger players who took part in the friendly.

“It’s not a positive moment, but we have to stay calm and get through it,” continued Allegri.

“Gabriel, Riccardo Saponara, Mastalli and above all Rondanini played well today. Rondanini had the right spirit that all players ought to have when they step on to the field.

“Even if it is just a friendly, the players must give a response to the Coach. I am not naming anyone in particular, but as a team we played very badly. This sort of performance is unacceptable.”

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