Ancelotti declares AC Milan "cured" after derby win

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has declared his team "cured" from their early season wobbles after last night's derby triumph over Inter. “I think we're cured. Even if usually one says at this point that nothing has been achieved yet, the truth is we weren't going in the right direction and in 10 days we have turned the situation around,” said Carletto. Ronaldinho was a surprise starter in the Brazilian trio with Alexandre Pato and Kaka, the former Barcelona man scoring the winner with a towering header.

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has declared his team "cured" from their early season wobbles after last night's derby triumph over Inter.

“I think we're cured. Even if usually one says at this point that nothing has been achieved yet, the truth is we weren't going in the right direction and in 10 days we have turned the situation around,” said Carletto.

Ronaldinho was a surprise starter in the Brazilian trio with Alexandre Pato and Kaka, the former Barcelona man scoring the winner with a towering header.

Ancelotti added: “Ronaldinho is not 100 per cent fit yet, but what he does in training is different to what he does on the field. The adrenaline of the match situation makes him pick up the tempo considerably.

“He needs to keep working hard. He is an atypical player and we have to find his right position, but tonight he was decisive.”

He continued: “We all wanted Ronaldinho. He is a great champion, we know what he can give and as we get to know him better realise he isn't just a goalscorer, he works hard for his teammates and to create goals for others.”

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