Allegri: Milan will have space

Massimiliano Allegri believes Milan will be granted space to play by Malaga on Wednesday, but he maintains respect for Manuel Pellegrini’s team.

The Rossoneri travel out to the south of Spain this midweek for their third match of the Champions League group stage this season.

“Malaga play a very offensive brand of football. We’ll have to try and play well in possession because there will certainly be space for us,” reflected Allegri at today’s Press conference.

“It will be tough and we’ll have to play as we did at Zenit. They are very technical from the midfield onwards.”

The Coach finds himself under increasing pressure going into this game, having already lost five games in Serie A this season.

“I don’t think tomorrow’s game will be my last. This moment is similar to the time when I lost five games in a row at Cagliari.

“But my team is not in difficulty and we are not playing badly. But football is often decided by certain incidents.

“We have to stay calm. Thinking too much will drive you mad.

“We can’t think about what has happened over the last two years with players that had certain characteristics. Now I need to get the best out of those I have here.”

Read the rest of Allegri’s pre-game Press conference, where he discusses Milan’s training preparations and Kevin Prince Boateng’s drop in form, here.

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