Well it seemed like a good idea. During the international break, AC Milan decided to keep its players match fit by playing a friendly against Ligue 2 side. But the decision backfired spectacularly on Milan as they lost 3-0.
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri was furious at this sides performance, especially those players who are upset with their lack of opportunities to play this season.
“I’m not singling anybody out, but you can’t go asking the coach to play more often if then you go and play like this,” Allegri told Milan’s official website. “To play football, you need more than skill, you need effort too.
“This was anything but a good game. You need to take to the field always looking to obtain the best result, no matter what game it is.”
Allegri said he expects more effort from everybody as the Rossoneri search for only their third win of the season when they take on Udinese.
“We’re going to have to use our heads because it’s not a good period for us,” Allegri said. “Kaka and [Valter] Birsa will be available and maybe one of [Matias] Silvestre and [Mattia] De Sciglio too, we’ll have to see. It’s going to be a tough game against Udinese, who have quality players, but we’ve got to think about winning.”