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Milan coach not panicking despite preseason defeats

AC Milan coach Leonardo is not pressing the panic button despite a string of preseason defeats. Milan lost 1-0 to Inter in a 45-minute game in Pescara before being beaten 2-0 by Juve in another reduced-time match, leaving them with just one win from 10 friendlies in the preseason.

sports Updated: Aug 15, 2009 14:12 IST

AC Milan coach Leonardo is not pressing the panic button despite a string of preseason defeats.

Milan lost 1-0 to Inter in a 45-minute game in Pescara before being beaten 2-0 by Juve in another reduced-time match, leaving them with just one win from 10 friendlies in the preseason.

"I understand that the bad results attract attention, but I'm sure we'll have a good season," Saturday's La Gazzetta dello Sport quoted Leonardo as saying. "We've had some problems managing the squad, which is not too big and we've had some injuries. The evaluations should be made when we're all here."

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar posed little threat in his first games for Milan after joining from Real Madrid but Leonardo said the Dutch striker would be more effective with more games under his belt.