Mihajlovic: Another missed opportunity

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Milan manager Sinisa Mihajlovic was left frustrated by their inability to pick up maximum points in a 1-1 draw with Lazio at San Siro on Sunday.

Marco Parolo opened the scoring for the Romans after just nine minutes, before Carlos Bacca pulled the Rossoneri level after 15 minutes, but they could not find a winner while Jack Bonaventura hit the woodwork twice.

“It’s another missed opportunity, we could’ve closed up two points from Fiorentina and Inter,” he told Sky Sport Italia, with Milan remaining six points adrift of the Europa League places after the Viola and the Nerazzurri also dropped points.

“We dominated the second half and created many chances, but if we don’t put it in the net, it becomes difficult to win.

“Compared to the last two games at least there was more effort and determination. We tried everything to win in any way possible, but we were unable to get the victory.”

Milan have now gone three games without a win and the Serbian coach admits that his forward players aren’t pulling their weight, and believes he is lacking alternatives.

“Jeremy Menez and Mario Balotelli are not players who ever really sacrificed themselves for the team, but did make the difference in attack,” he said. “Unfortunately at the moment they’re not doing that either, we’ll try to work over the break for international duty and improve fitness levels.

“Luiz Adriano hadn’t played for over two months, [Bonaventura] and Keisuke Honda play constantly because we don’t have other options, so they are bound to get tired and not as sharp as we’d like.”