Allegri plays down Milan win
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri refused to get carried away after watching his side cruise to a 4-0 win against Lecce at the San Siro last night.
Alexandre Pato scored twice as Allegri marked his first game in charge with a comfortable win, but he was reading little into the result afterwards.
"It's good to be enthusiastic but we need to be patient and work without talking too much," he said. "The important thing is to win games and it was crucial to start well against a promoted side that could have posed some danger to us."
Allegri believes his players still have some way to go before they reach their top form. "We have only been working together for a month and there is still a lot of work left to be done. But so far so good."
Allegri also expressed his satisfaction with his club's latest signing - Milan acquired Zlatan Ibrahimovic over the weekend on an initial loan deal from Barcelona to boost their chances of challenging Inter Milan for the league title.
"Ibrahimovic's arrival has created a great atmosphere," said Allegri. "But even before Ibrahimovic's arrival, the Scudetto was one of our aims. Ibrahimovic is going to be an important player for us."