Allegri unsatisfied despite four straight wins
AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri has argued his side still need to improve despite winning their fourth straight game in Serie A.
Allegri's team sit seventh on Serie A's ladder after they smashed Pescara 4-1 on Sunday, just six points behind third-placed Napoli.
But despite having lost just one of their past nine games in Italy's top tier of football, Allegri still found problems with Milan's performance against Pescara, particularly just after half-time when the visitors scored to make the score 2-1.
"I think we still need to improve a lot," Allegri said after the match.
"We opened the game well today, differently from other previous games.
"We scored a goal straight away and played well for 30 minutes, even if we didn't use well the chances we had and didn't manage to score the second goal.
"In the second half we slowed a bit after the 2-0 and we let the opponent score with silly a free kick.
"This was disappointing for us."
Milan started the season with six defeats from their opening 11 games, which prompted rumours Allegri would be replaced by former Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola.
Throughout the tough start, Allegri consistently argued his team would get better after losing so many experienced players before the season and the 45-year-old Italian used Sunday's win to vindicate his predictions.
Milan sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain, while the likes of Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso and Filippo Inzaghi left the club.
"As I've already told you other times, I think this team needed some time to improve and with time things are beginning to work well, individual players have been continuously improving and the whole group as a team with them," Allegri said.
"We're in good physical shape at the moment.
"The substitutes who enter the pitch during the game are always decisive for the result, as (Kevin-Prince) Boateng today, who passed a great ball to (Giampaolo) Pazzini that allowed (Stephan) El-Sharaawy to score.
"He (Boateng) entered the pitch and was already focused as the ones who were already playing."