After featuring in a tense but promising display in their 1-1 draw away to Roma, AC Milan duo Juraj Kucka and Kevin-Prince Boateng stated their belief in the team’s quality and the leadership of coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.
The Rossoneri remain winless after two matches to start 2016 following adisappointing 1-0 loss at home to Bologna midweek, but coach Mihajlovic lauded his players for showing plenty of character to comeback against the Giallorossi and push for a victory.
Kucka certainly had an entertaining encounter, as the Slovakian headed in Milan’s equalizer to start the second half, but skied a glorious chance inside the penalty area after substitute Boateng set up a dangerous counter attacking move.
“I’m upset about missing the goal,” Kucka told reporters after the match. “But I’m happy to have scored the equaliser. It was important for us to win the game and we showed that we wanted the result.
“Mihajlovic is a great leader and we want to follow him. We’ve got talent in our team, but we have to find continuity in our results.”
Kucka’s determined performances this season have proven that his arrival from Genoa for just €3 million this summer was a good bargain for Milan, as the player has been a consistent choice for Mihajlovic.
Boateng also impressed on his much anticipated return to the pitch with Milan, as he managed to put Roma on edge a few times after replacing Luiz Adriano early in the second half.
“I’m happy, but also disappointed because we could have won the game,” Boateng said after the game.
“I hope that the coach is more relaxed after today. We have a young team but we are working well, we just need a little patience and then we can reach our goals.”