Rome: AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri asked his side to stay calm after losing to Juventus 1-2 in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals at home.
"We conceded the second goal in a very naive way. It is a shame to lose a game that we had played well in the second half although Juventus did too," Allegri was quoted as saying by football-italia.net on Wednesday.
"After the equaliser we pushed forward with too much passion and were punished on the counter-attack. The qualification for the final is an uphill struggle now, but nothing has been compromised."
"We have lost a few too many times recently, but must stay calm and confident of our own abilities, especially as we have an injury crisis on our hands and many players cannot rest the way they ought to."
"There is no pressure on us, because I know the strength of my squad. We have got to continue working to emerge from this situation," he said.