Galliani reportedly asks for explanation while speculation suggests changes.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri was left fuming after his side’s 3-0 defeat to Caen on Sunday, with vice-president Adriano Galliani reportedly asking for an explanation.
With a number of his first-team stars on international duty, the friendly in France was arranged in order to give the second string an opportunity to shine and stake a claim for a place in the starting line-up.
However, things didn’t go to plan as they suffered what La Gazzetta dello Sport described as an “embarrassing defeat”, with goalkeeper Gabriel also making several top saves.
Caen are currently plying their trade in Ligue 2, and Allegri didn’t hold back in his post-match interview and was visibly angry with the performance from his players.
“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.”
Allergri is expected to have several key players return from injury when they return to domestic action against Udinese on Saturday, but the Rossoneri are still playing catch up after a disappointing start to the season.
With the pressure undoubtedly set to increase on the coach, reports on Monday claimed that Adriano Galliani called Allegri immediately after the game to receive an explanation for the result.
It remains to be seen what changes are made by the coach, but he will be all too aware of the dangers that lie ahead if he is unable to turn things around quickly.