Montella been ‘watching my funeral for a while’

first_imgMilan ‘I’ve been watching my funeral for a while!’ – Milan boss Montella not feeling the heat Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 07:24 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Montella-cropped Getty Images Milan Serie A Milan v AEK Athens AEK Athens UEFA Europa League The Rossoneri were held to a 0-0 draw at AEK Athens in the Europa League on Thursday, but their manager remains relaxed for a man under pressure Vincenzo Montella is adamant the AC Milan hierarchy have faith in him despite another underwhelming result in Thursday’s 0-0 draw at AEK Athens, joking that he has been watching his “funeral for a while”.ACM 10/1 to win Europa LeagueMilan produced yet another disappointing display in Greece, struggling to take control of proceedings and rarely looking an attacking threat. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A win would have secured their passage to the knockout phase, but that will now have to wait as they were held, meaning they have picked up just one win in their last seven games across all competitions.Yet, Montella was in a surprisingly laidback mood afterwards for someone reportedly under pressure.Full-time / Fischio finale Another goalless draw against the Greek side / Un altro pareggio a reti bianche contro i greci#AEKACM 0-0 pic.twitter.com/uGQNRvtcge— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 2, 2017″I’ve been watching my funeral for a while,” he quipped to Sky Sport Italia.”It gives you a new perspective on things. All joking aside, the club has faith in me and we’ll see.”In all honesty, we need to work. I see the squad eager to work and there is quality there. A few weeks ago we created more, but allowed more in defence.”Now we don’t create as much, but also barely allow any chances for our opponents.”Milan captain Leonardo Bonucci was also eager to defend Montella, surmising that it is the players who go out on the pitch, not the coach.”We are the ones who step on to the field,” he added.”It’s not just the ideas of the coach. We need to get results to bring back the enthusiasm we had this summer.”I see a lot of quality in this squad, but we lack a little bit of character and confidence to take more responsibility when the ball is at our feet.”last_img read more