MILAN, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted that his side played well although they lost to Juventus 3-2 at Juventus on Sunday.
Allegri's side raced ahead with only 19 seconds into play, but then conceded three goals before getting back a consolation goal in the final minute. They amassed only eight points from seven games, 13 points adrift of leaders Roma.
"The table right now says we have eight points and so that means we deserve eight points. You don't have to be a scientist to see Milan aren't doing well when they only have eight points," Allegri said.
"It's a long season, there is time to recover and we will do everything possible to achieve that. We'll see before the Christmas break where we are."
"At this moment talking about objectives is almost impossible. We need to get our players back, take it one game at a time and try to climb up the table," he said.
He said his side put on a good game against Juventus.
"It was a good performance, though we made a few mistakes and allowed Juventus too many chances. Both sides did well tonight, but we made more errors than they did," he said.
Allegri was obviously annoyed when being asked about Andrea Pirlo, who was voted as man of the match.
"I've been asked this question for four years, it'd be nice to change it once in a while. Andrea is a champion, he hit some wonderful free kicks, but he left Milan three years ago. He left for several different reasons, not because there was no space," he said.
"It gets boring to say the same things over and over again. Nobody doubts Pirlo is talented, but then we'd have to talk about all our former players," he added.