AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri praised his troops after their 1-1 draw with Napoli.

This weekend's results put Milan four points adrift of Napoli in second and four clear of Fiorentina in fourth.

"Napoli are a side capable of defending second place and this is an important point for us, because we maintain a certain distance from Fiorentina.

"I cannot ask for more from my lads, because we played very well even after going down to 10 men. The game where we got it all wrong was against Fiorentina, but this evening we could not have done any more.

"Football is unpredictable, so we will look over our shoulders, but also in front to Napoli. In any case, third place is a great objective considering how we started the season."