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AC Milan coach Montella defends Donnarumma after Pescara clanger

AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella defended goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after their draw with Pescara.

The teen allowed a Gabriel Paletta back-pass to bounce over his foot into the empty net at the Stadio Adriatico and Mario Pasalic clawed back an equaliser.

“Towards the end we created three or four important chances and we didn't make the most of them," the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

“Today pride was not enough, we just needed to move the ball around faster. We got stretched out, Pescara did well. It's a draw that we accept and look to the next games with optimism.

“Mistakes can happen. Gigio needs to relax. If we had won the game, we would've had a laugh about it. There was a misunderstanding, Paletta was being pressed and Donnarumma was in the right position, he just got the first touch wrong."

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