Allegri happy at Milan banner

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri expressed his appreciation for the 'respect' banner displayed by his club's fans during Sunday night's 4-2 Serie A victory over Catania.

Last Updated: 29/04/13 at 11:29 Post Comment

Massimiliano Allegri: Show of respect from Milan faithful

Massimiliano Allegri: Show of respect from Milan faithful

A banner demanding 'Piu rispetto per il nostro Mister Allegri' ('More respect for our coach Allegri') was hung by Rossoneri supporters at the San Siro following speculation that the 45-year-old could be sacked in the summer.

"I appreciated the banner and the applause that the fans dedicated to me but there was no need," he told the club's website. "I know how much affection there is here.

"I'm the club coach and I'll be criticised and other names will always be linked to the job and it's been a while since the last time."

On the pitch, Milan twice came from behind to sink Catania and regain third place in the standings.

Nicola Legrottaglie headed the visitors in front on the half-hour mark, only for Mathieu Flamini to equalise on the stroke of half-time.

Gonzalo Bergessio restored the Sicilians' lead on 65 minutes, but two goals in four minutes from substitute Giampaolo Pazzini turned the game in the Rossoneri's favour before a late Mario Balotelli penalty sealed matters.

"The team had the strength to turn this result around and it was an important win and now we have to prepare for the match against Torino next week to make sure we hang on to this deserved third place," Allegri said.

"Pazzini is a extraordinary guy and he deserved his two goals. He's played this season despite the knee and we're lucky to have him."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Gerrard turned down Euro move

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City live on bumper 2015/16 opening weekend

Chelsea will begin their title defence exclusively live on Sky Sports, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City also on bumper opening bill.

Skrtel and Allen to sign new Liverpool deals

Martin Skrtel is reported to have agreed a new three-year Liverpool contract and could soon be followed in putting pen to paper by Joe Allen.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company