Filippo Inzaghi wants to see Milan’s defence improve

Filippo Inzaghi-MilanSports software services learned that Milan head coach Filippo Inzaghi wants to see his side’s defensive record make improvements after they were able to beat Verona 3-1 on Sunday in the Serie A.

Inzaghi’s players were able to seal consecutive wins with a very nice performance by the team at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. Rafael Marques scored an own goal that gave the team the lead before a double by Keisuke Honda gave them their win.

One was pulled back by Nico Lopez for Verona, who lost a player after a second yellow card was shown to Rafael Marquez.

Even though Milan won the meeting, the 41-year-old was still not satisfied at all by not being able to prevent their opponents from scoring, and wants to see Milan continue to improve.

“Today we are very happy, as this was a great performance despite missing important players,” said Inzaghi.

“I am a little angry that we didn’t keep our second consecutive clean sheet, but [Christian] Abbiati did a great job in goal and is a guarantee.

“It was a great victory, we should enjoy it, but I am already looking forward to Fiorentina [next Sunday]. I can say two consecutive wins represent a fine boost for this team.

“We know that we have to improve. Looking at the goals we have conceded, there were four in that bizarre game at Parma [5-4 win], Empoli’s two [in a 2-2 draw] were from set plays and against Cesena [1-1 draw] we practically scored it ourselves.

“We have to get better at the back, but the fact we are top scorers is very satisfying for a coach, as that means we have the attacking and entertaining approach I wanted.

“This team still needs more confidence after a very tough year and our spirit is to always attack, though of course a big club also has to control the game once in the lead, as we risked letting Verona back in for 3-2.”

Inzaghi praised Honda after the Japanese player was able to take his season record to six in seven matches, and sports software services can see how much he helped the team.

“At the start of August I talked about Honda, so I knew he’d deliver,” added Inzaghi.

“I was looking for a left-footed player for the 4-3-3 and as time went on I realised Honda was that man. He has technique, but also great strength and ran so much today.”