Milanello Latest: Disappointment and Anger as Milan Failed to Tame Anderlecht
A 0-0 draw against Belgium champions, Anderlecht, in the magical Champions League night brought massive jeers from the home crowd, who are anxiously waiting to see their side start winning at San Siro.
The match itself didn't go as well as what Milan players would've thought but they really got themselves to blame for not being able to provide consistent pressure right from the start. Instead it was the Belgium side that took advantage of the Rossoneri's lack of belief and create some scarce in front of Cristian Abbiatti's goal, while keeping their own back yard in tack.
Milan did improve their attitude in the second period, notably after the entrance of Stephan El Shaarawy in place of the disappointing Kevin Prince Boateng. The young striker immediately added some needed spark and enthusiasm on the pitch, leading Rossoneri's front line to create several goal scoring chances which could easily bring some joy for them on that game.
Unfortunately, the lack of self beliefs occurred again when clock keeps on ticking and tiredness starts to creep into the players legs. The squad seems lost and couldn't find any ideas in going forward during the last few minutes, which eventually lasted without much going on for Massimiliano Allegri's men. Milanisti voiced out their disappointment with their team's performance by shouting discomforting jeers, which probably deserved to be addressed for the lack of confidence and determination shown by some players that night.
Now, still with some tight schedule arriving ahead, it would be interesting to see whether Milan's management will take some drastic action in sacking Allegri and search for replacement. Although, it would definitely be a huge gamble, considering the fact that the Rossoneri must play quite a lot of games in recent weeks, but if trust has vanished in the management's eyes then there's no other way back it seems for the ex-Cagliari tactician.
However, should Allegri remains, one major thing that he should first addressed should be upping his players' morale, who looked really low at the moment especially when playing in front of Milanisti at San Siro. With the potential return of several important players such as Riccardo Montolivo, Robinho and Alexandre Pato in the upcoming games, a morale boost might be more effective rather than just creating tons of alternative ideas.