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´Fragile´ AC Milan worrying Bonera

AC Milan defender Daniele Bonera admits he is concerned about how fragile his side look after their fifth league loss of the season.

Massimiliano Allegri’s men were once more undone as Lazio raced into a 3-0 lead at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

Nigel de Jong and Stephan El Shaarawy scored to reduce the deficit to 3-2, but the visitors were unable to complete the comeback.

The defeat also meant that for only the third time in Milan’s history – and the first time in 70 years – the club have lost five times in their first eight games of the season.

Bonera suggested the tactics of under-fire coach Allegri did little to help their cause against Lazio.

“We found (we were) playing solid with two midfielders, but tonight the coach decided to deploy de Jong in front of the defence with two players more offensive in (Antonio) Nocerino and (Riccardo) Montolivo,” Bonera told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“At the moment we are a bit fragile even in form, as well as mentally.”

Meanwhile, striker Alexandre Pato remained positive, having made his first Serie A appearance of the season, coming on for Nocerino in the 51st minute.

“Now I just have to play as much as possible because I miss the pace (of the match). The team is growing, Milan will always be a successful club,” he said.

“PSG? I still have a year-and-a-half (left on my) contract, I just (want) to do well here.

“(Pep) Guardiola? As everyone knows, he is one of the best, but at this time we think of our game and our boss.”

Sun 21 October, 2012
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