AC Milan striker El Shaarawy insists no Allegri rift

AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy insists he has no problem with coach Massimiliano Allegri.

AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy insists he has no problem with coach Massimiliano Allegri.

The 20-year-old was surprisingly benched for the San Siro showdown against Napoli, despite being the club’s top scorer this term.

“It was a decision taken by the Coach and I fully respect it, like I have always respected substitutions in the past,” the Italian international told Milan Channel.

“He has given me lots of confidence and shown a lot of belief in me, so there is no problem whatsoever. I respect his choices and, in the game against Napoli, he preferred to start with Robinho.

“There is no problem between the Coach and I, we have a good relationship and we always have had. I am relaxed, I have done well until now and I just want to keep improving.”

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