Bonucci: Milan Played Scared

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AC Milan veteran defender, Leonardo Bonucci believes his side played Arsenal with a little fear in the first leg of their Europa last-16 clash.

Mkhitaryan scored his first goal for Arsenal in the 15th minute, before Ramsey rounded off the scoring to secure a 2-0 away win.

Bonucci has slammed a poor first half display, and believes if they play like they did in the second half, they will be better off.

“We did not have the right mentality right from the get go,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia. “We were a little scared since we are so young. Let’s hope we learn from this.

“It is hard but we will have to give it a go [in the second leg]. Anything can happen in football so we have to stay positive.

“Arsenal ran a lot and they have a lot of quality but we also made mistakes. We didn’t play as a team so that’s what you get. We had to be smarter and more responsible with the ball, this we know.

“We were too nervous and excited, everyone made mistakes. In the second half we played with more courage but it wasn’t enough. Credit to Arsenal, who played a great first half.

“If we play in London with the same spirit we showed in the second half, we might be able to pull it off.”



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