Claudio Ranieri agrees that the referee has made the right decisions on penalty and blames his side that they should’ve done better in the first half.
caused serious problems for the Serie A leaders to get 3 points of the game.
doubled Milan’s lead late on after
’s first-half penalty.
pulled one back for Sampdoria butMilan
held on to keep its advantage at the top of the table.
was asked about the two penalty decisions after the game.
“Last season there were too many penalties and I didn’t like that. I’ll be honest, if they’d given that Gabbia penalty against me, I would’ve been a little sad,” confessed Ranieri.
“I thought on the Milan penalty that Jankto had been pushed, but seeing it again, he wasn’t, so it was a fair penalty.”
The Italian coach also criticized his side’s performance in the first half.
“I wanted to take away Milan’s forward runs, but also counter them, and we didn’t do enough of that in the first half. We’ve been doing that a lot lately, I will talk to the lads again and we’ll try to start a bit stronger next time. We can’t just keep playing one half.
“After the break, the team reacted well, fought for every ball and it was much more of an open game to any result until the end.
“Milan have these synchronized movements, they play good football, and were in remarkable shape considering they played in the Europa League on Thursday.
Sampdoria only managed to get two draws against Genoa and Torino in their last six games.