AC Milan boss Ancelotti hails hat-trick hero Inzaghi

AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti was delighted for Pippo Inzaghi after his hat-trick in last night's 5-1 thrashing of Torino.

AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti was delighted for Pippo Inzaghi after his hat-trick in last night's 5-1 thrashing of Torino.

“I've been working with Inzaghi for 10 years, I can't stand the sight of him anymore! It's great to see him play like this and he may be 36, but he has the enthusiasm of a kid and that is his secret,” smiled Ancelotti.

Inzaghi's hat-trick sparked a 5-1 victory over Torino that sent the Rossoneri into joint second place with Juventus.

“This team still has a lot to give, even though this season the performances have been inconsistent. Tonight we got both the result and good football, which we haven't always managed recently.

“The pleasant surprise was [Mathieu] Flamini, who interpreted the full-back role very well with pace, attacking momentum and good passing. Considering he hadn't played there this year, he did extremely well.

“The important thing is to finish in the top three, whether second or third is irrelevant. Of course there is a prestige to being runners-up to Inter and we can think about this now that we have a good advantage over fourth.”

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