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AC Milan coach Ancelotti unhappy with Gilardino

AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti hit out at Alberto Gilardino after last night's 0-0 draw with Torino.

"We had some good opportunities in the first half, but did not do well enough to convert them," said Ancelotti.

"When you can't break the deadlock, especially at the moment, you later get into trouble. Gilardino was not as precise and sharp as he was on Wednesday. It is not a positive time for him on home turf."

Gila netted a brace in the 5-0 victory away to Sampdoria midweek, but the Rossoneri are still without a Serie A win in front of their own fans.

"These are games where it is not easy to find space and that is what this team needs, especially when it comes to Kaka," continued Carletto.

"I think that Massimo Ambrosini is an important figure, as he guarantees push from the midfield. Playing with two upfront could be helpful to create some more movement off the ball, so when Ronaldo returns from injury we can try that."

For Torino boss Walter Novellino, the return from suspension of Davide di Michele was a huge bonus.

"I am happy because I am starting to recover all the members of the squad, like Di Michele," he said. "I don't see why Rosina, Di Michele and Alvaro Recoba can't play together, as long as they take it in turns to come back and help out the defence. It may be a personal turning point and feel it is time to change.

"Eugenio Corini was exceptional, as he still reacts like a youngster starting out both on and off the field. Rosina is a leader who grows in stature every day and has the maturity to receive a few more international caps. Cesare Natali performed some crucial tackles under pressure."

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