Arrigo Sacchi Explains Why He Gets Angry With AC Milan Player Rafael Leao


Following a 2-1 Champions League victory over PSG, Arrigo Sacchi commends Milan players, particularly Portuguese sensation Rafael Leao, but explains why he occasionally loses his cool with the Rossoneri’s No. 10.

Tuesday’s victory over Ligue 1 powerhouse PSG at San Siro gave Milan their first Champions League victory of the year.

Three points behind PSG and two ahead of Borussia Dortmund in Group F, the Rossoneri still have a chance to advance to the Round of 16.

“It was a memorable game for Milan, a masterpiece that should be hung on a wall and admired,” Sacchi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Milan looked a bit messy in the first half. They didn’t press Mbappé and Dembélé with two men and accepted one-on-one situations, letting the French side create a few goal-scoring opportunities. They were more organised in the second half and everyone gave their soul, putting in maximum commitment.

“The win against PSG is an important answer from the group, which must continue on the same path now,” Sacchi added.

Over the previous four games in all competitions, the Rossoneri had only managed two goals and no wins.

“It is fundamental to have great motivation and team spirit to avoid ups and downs,” Sacchi continued.

“Did you see Loftus-Cheek’s physicality and power? He was strong enough to stop PSG’s attacks and start the counter-attack. He was excellent, but I have to say I liked everyone. They fought hard, suffered all together and proved to be a collective.

“Leao’s great performance must be highlighted as well. I think the Portuguese has impressive qualities, that’s why I get angry when he doesn’t use them, it’s a shame.”