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AC Milan coach Ancelotti insists Cagliari stalemate no backward step

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti insists yesterday's 0-0 draw at Cagliari was no setback.

"It isn't necessarily a step backwards, as a blip was bound to happen after so many games. We continue our path and I think the result was correct considering the overall performances of both sides," said the Coach.

The 0-0 against the bottom of the table side, who had previously lost all five matches, ended a run of five straight wins in all competition for the Rossoneri.

"These things can happen over the course of a campaign against a determined team that played good football. We cannot expect to win every encounter.

"We didn't play an exceptional game, but it was decent against a side that played to the best of its abilities."

Ancelotti was furious with the referee after the final whistle, complaining loudly at the three minutes of stoppages awarded at the Stadio Sant'Elia.

"I was angry at the amount of stoppages awarded, as there were six substitutions and several injuries, so I thought it ridiculous and amateurish to give three minutes, especially from a referee who has been at the World Cup."

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