Milan chief unhappy with free-scoring coach

AFP, Thursday 27 Oct 2011

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has told off coach Massimiliano Allegri after his team scored eight goals in their last two games

Massimiliano Allegri

Milan hit-back from 3-0 down to beat Lecce 4-3 at the weekend and then turned over Parma 4-1 on Wednesday.

Midfielders Kevin-Prince Boateng and Antonio Nocerino both netted hat-tricks over the past week, but Galliani is far from happy.

"I rang (Allegri) this morning at 9am to remind him that the title is won by the team with the best defence not the best attack," Galliani said at an event for the club's sponsors.

"It's all well and good scoring lots of goals but last year we won the league with the best defence.

"We have to concede less, against Lecce and Parma we let in four goals in four days."

With 16 goals in their eight matches, Milan have the best attack in the league this season.

But they have let in 12, more than rock bottom Cesena, and only four teams have conceded more than them, all of which are in the bottom six.

Last year Milan won the league by six points with by far the best defence, conceding 15 goals less than anyone else.

In fact in eight games they have already conceded half as many goals as they did in 38 matches last season.

However, they were not unsuccessful up front in the last campaign with only Inter Milan scoring more goals than them.

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