AC Milan boss in Spurs slur

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AC Milan manager Masimiliano Allegri believes that the upcoming Champions League tie against Tottenham Hotspur ‘could have been worse’.

Hopefully Harry Redknapp and the boys will silence the Italian and show him that we aren’t a pushover.

Allegri said: “All the teams who have made it this far are good, but it could have been worse. Tottenham score freely and have quality up front, but they always give something away at the back.”

“Tottenham are certainly an excellent team, but they are one of the least tricky of the possible opponents.”

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  1. Agree with everyone. The man speaks the truth. A tad harsh but a perfectly fair assessment. You’d have to be arsehole wenger not to see that.

  2. As an AC fan I’m glad that his comments haven’t been overblown by some of you Spur’s fans.

    You do tend to ship a lot of goals, maybe because of the defensive issues you’ve been having, but you also score an awful lot too.

    I think it will be a tight enough game, with it being decided more than likely by whoever can nick an away goal.

    I’d fancy our chances against you at San Siro, but then again, I’d be wary about the return leg at the Lane.

    It should be a cracking game of football if both sides go at it, and contrary to the old adage of boring Italian teams, AC will go for it from the start.

    • True true, but as you have touched on we've been playing with mostly back up centre backs all season, by the time we get to play AC the defence will be a lot tighter

  3. Cant really blame them for underestimating us. We HAVE conceeded too many goals in the CL, but now with what has in the recent past been a first choice option in central defence [Dawson] we can hopefully tighten up.

    WE have not been seen in Europe much in the last two decades, and not at all in the CL. Milan do recognise we can do some damage and will hopefully experience it first hand as their stadium-mates did at WHL.

    Not a slur, just a misjudgement which I reckon will be costly-for them!

  4. i hope the italian will swallow his tung after the 2 games.so please concentrate game after game and go out playing every game like a final and with high hopes that we can make it.

  5. Massiminiano Allegri has every right to his opinions, but AC Milan will not be able to rely on their match fixing antics of the recent past. Excellent team assembled under Sachi with Gullit, Van Baasten and Rijkaard build a brilliant team that we all know won the 2006/20007 Champions League & Super Cup.

    If you feel Allegri’s comments are slur, then lets reverse the compliment. AC Milan are living on the success and team of 2007. Ronaldinio seems to have gone off the boil at 30, Pirlo and Gattuso were brilliant but are now both 31 yrs old, Ambrossini, Jankolovski and Zambrotta are all 33, Inzaghi has cruciate damage and Seedorf and Nesta are 34. This hardly sounds like the most compelling selection for your dream team does it? Sure the brilliant Pato and Robinho will play their part, but the likes of Flamini and Kevin Prince Boateng in midfield hardly look world beaters after being rejected by Arsenal and Spurs respectively. In addition Pirlo and Gatusso have already accrued more bookings than most other teams, maybe the legs arn’t moving as fast as they were!

    In summary I feel the words were bravado from a manager fearing the youth and energy of this effervescent side. Inter Milan’s ageing team have already been totally outclassed, and AC Milan are there for the taking if Harry can energise the boys to play them off the park. Italian football is not what it was, and whilst they have the experience they will fall short of the pace.

    Prediction AC Milan 1 – 3 Spurs

  6. Well that is the spurs teamtalk done for Harry. What more motivation do the spurs boys need than to be looked-down on. Let’s get ’em!!

  7. In addition to holy’s comments:

    I totally agree with you.We have the legs on them and no amount of psychological mumbo jumbo is going to change that.We will beat A.C.Milan – no doubt whatsoever.Harry knows that and by the time the ties come around the players will as well.We are going to take some beating in this championship.I think we can go all the way – I think it is our fate.

  8. Indeed. We have the pace & they have the experience. And we’ll have King, Hudd & VDV back. Add them to Modder, Bale, Lennon and a back to form Defoe, and maybe even a new striker who can score regularly, and we’re looking very good at the right time.

  9. The title of the article was deliberately skewed in order to bump the an otherwise very ordinary story. Tacky. My response is to delete these sort of bloggers from my Newsnow preferences. It is not a slur to speak the truth. As an example, it is not a slur to say that the title and the writer are both crap.

  10. I agree that away goals will be the key to this fixture without doubt and which team wants it more over two legs, which i believe will be Spurs as things stand. We'll hopefully be peaking with our best team at the right time, high on confidence and knowing that we now have the beating of every team in front of us if we play to the best of our collective abilities (or if the monkey g-d has another f*cking blinder! Damn i love that boy.). Our squad is young, hungry, ambitious and pacey in the crucial places. We've got creativity and attacking genius in the middle o' the parc in Modders that we really haven't seen at the Lane with any consistency since the likes of Gazza/Ginola/Ardiles. Whilst not the most robust defence as previously mentioned it should be significantly stronger for this fixture. With the addition of a BIG name striker in Jan which is a very genuine reality now, we could put Milan behind us and really push on in this competition, I really believe that. Even if we don't get 'that' striker, with Jermain back, fresh and hungry and 3-metre-Peter seemingly unmarkable by our EU compatriots – who the f*ck knows what could happen.

  11. I agree that away goals will be the key to this fixture without doubt and which team wants it more over two legs, which i believe will be Spurs as things stand. We’ll hopefully be peaking with our best team at the right time, high on confidence and knowing that we now have the beating of every team in front of us if we play to the best of our collective abilities (or if the monkey g-d has another f*cking blinder! Damn i love that boy.). Our squad is young, hungry, ambitious and pacey in the crucial places. We’ve got creativity and attacking genius in the middle o’ the parc in Modders that we really haven’t seen at the Lane with any consistency since the likes of Gazza/Ginola/Ardiles. Whilst not the most robust defence as previously mentioned it should be significantly stronger for this fixture. With the addition of a BIG name striker in Jan which is a very genuine reality now, we could put Milan behind us and really push on in this competition, I really believe that. Even if we don’t get ‘that’ striker, with Jermain back, fresh and hungry and 3-metre-Peter seemingly unmarkable by our EU compatriots – who the f*ck knows what could happen.

    Harry’s got that squad loving their football right now, there’s fantastic competition for places in that first team and and what looks from the outside like cracking team spirit and never-say-die attitude in huge abundance.

    I can’t remember a better time to be a Lilly-white and there’s certainly not been a better time in our recent history to be facing established European top-tier opposition that we need to beat over two-legs to further enhance a rapidly growing European reputation.

    It’ll be a beautiful couple of fixtures hopefully. Attacking open football that we’ve played with some devastating effect so far in this competition. I’m backing at least 10 goals in total over two legs, I’m backing Jermain to score at least 3 of those with Bale a couple. I’m backing Gomes to save a penalty over two legs and there to be a red-card over both legs. I’m predicting a fantastic and massively monumental victory for the Spurs and the re-awakening of a sleeping football giant. COYMFS.

  12. So he said we’re an excellent team, we score freely, we concede goals and aren’t as good as Barcelona, Chelsea or Man Utd. Only the most deluded Spurs fan would see that as anything other than spot on. He didn’t say he thought AC were better than us even so where is the slur? I hate it when bloggers invent some sensationalist title to get you to read a nothing blog. There’s a brilliant article about the AC Milan tie on Spurs The Offside, the guy is spot on.

  13. THE GUY IS 100% RIGHT ABOUT GIVING THE BALL AWAY AT THE BACK OF COURSE IT HAS TO BE THE BACK THAT`S THE LAST PLACE THE BALL MUST BE TO SCORE A GOAL SO HIS SUPPOSED SLUR IS MORE A LOAD OF OLD FECKING TOSH , BUT AND THERE IS ALLWAYS A BUT HUTTON IS OUR WEAKLINK WE HAVE NO NEVILLE OR NO LAMBRETTA OR NO FERIOUS RIGHT BACK THAT WE CAN BELIEVE IN HAVE WE !!! FORGET JOHNSTONE HE`S A POOF A TOTAL WASTE OF SPACE ! BY MOVING DAWSON ACROSS IN A DAWSON GALLAS KING BASSONG EKOTTO BACK FIVE AND FOUR ACROSS THE MIDFIELD AND ONE LONE STRIKER UP FRONT WHO NEEDS HUTTON .

  14. I for one don`t mind being the underdog in this competition, takes all the pressure away and what ever we do we can`t be slated for. Just get out there, give it 100% and go for it, attack is our best defense.

    COYS!

  15. Don't be fooled by old legs the only player caught taking the new steroid, it has all the benefits without the bulky muscles was an Ac Milan player he was serving a two year ban. Also the party animal Ronaldino can still show flashes of brilliance one thing forgotten was we had Cudicini in goals against Inter. We need this defence Kaboul King Dawson Gallas at the San Siro and Gomes needs to sort is head out before we play them with clean sheets. We then should win 1=1 and 4 =1 at the Lane =5-2

  16. AC Milan, hmmmm, Italian football is shit and milan are over rated, im more than happy being the underdog for this one, do them in their own back yard and fuck them over at the lane

  17. There’s no need to fear anyone. This is not a SLUR as per the other comments – as usual the media and internet in general stir up these things into things they are not.

    Spurs won’t be scared of anyone now – yes they need to be more solid at the back – but dropping Cudicini after we beat Inter 3-1 didn’t help matters. Gomes needed more time on the bench after injury, and Cudicini played well enough to keep his place.

    I’m a firm believer that Spurs can ‘score one more’ than them! Can’t wait, bring it on… hopefully with the addition of Mr Woodgate!

  18. im going for spurs to win this one. its gonna be close though. milan have the best back 4 in italy right now but i think our pace will be something they havent faced before. will be interesting to msee how the milan full backs cope. having said that i the comment the milan owner made is fair.

    we have been too sloppy at the back and we need to fix this. i was so angry with gomes in the chelsea game, gave away a pen and let a stupid goal in. i think with dawson and gallas playing regularly we can stop the leakage. our key will be the midfield and pacy wingers……come on u spurs !

  19. WHatever the results it’ll be the most entertaning fixture so far this season, i think better than wupping the gooners. ok, maybe not that good but amazing all the same.

  20. Nothing wrong with that comment whatsoever.

    Fuckers who own these sites that try to shock you into reading the story only to find out their heading is just a misleading pile of shit.

    Thats a slur… it’s on there credibility, and it’s 100% founded.

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