Under-fire Inzaghi blasts insecure Milan after Lazio set-back

The Rossoneri coach admits his side are under-performing and must find answers to address their slide in Serie A following Saturday’s defeat

Under-fire AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi has lamented the insecurities that are plaguing his squad and says they needs to “find something different” to lift his team out of their slump.

The Rossoneri’s winless Serie A run stretched to five matches on Saturday as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Lazio. Defender Philippe Mexes was sent off late in the encounter after clashing with several Lazio players.

The recent results have seen Milan slip to ninth in the league, eight points behind third-placed Lazio – who occupy the final Champions League spot.

Inzaghi said he would need to make changes, with his side facing Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals on Tuesday.

“We suffered in the first half. It’s a moment in which everything is that more difficult,” he told a media conference. “I say that luckily we play Lazio again on Tuesday as it gives us the chance to bounce back.

“The players all gave the best that they had. We have to come up with solutions [and] we have to think about offering something different because what we’re doing isn’t enough.

“The squad aren’t afraid, but in the difficult moments some insecurities creep in. We have to improve as soon as possible and have to find something different in the way we play.”

Reports in Italy have suggested that Milan have sounded out former Roma boss Luciano Spalletti and that defeat at Lazio on Saturday could spell the end for Inzaghi.