Vicenzo Montella says AC Milan must strive to win back the support of fans after they secured a win against Torino.
Carlos Bacca scored a hat trick at the San Siro, beating Torino 3-2 in the opening game of the season.
Milan were almost pegged back but for some last-gasp heroics from teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who saved Andrea Belotti’s stoppage-time penalty.
“We must win back the fans, as they are not angry with this team or coach,” Montella told Mediaset Premium.
“We are convinced we can get them on side and today they were close to the players right from the warm-up.”
Montella added: “The beauty of football is that it’s illogical. Today Donnarumma’s save gave justice to everything we’d seen on the pitch beforehand.
“I am happy with the performance, we had 70 very good minutes. The squad was organised, commanding the play and creating four or five clear-cut opportunities in the first half.
“The lads have a lot of belief and that can make the difference in the long run. We need to work on keeping our concentration for 90 minutes and this victory will help.
“Bacca is a player of great temperament and strong moral judgment. He is a player accustomed to winning, so he mustn’t just score goals, but also help his team-mates.”