The Biancocelesti were forced to play for 74 minutes with 10 men after Antonio Candrevaâ€™s red card for preventing a clear scoring opportunity.
â€śAll the incidents went Milanâ€™s way,â€ť Petkovic told Sky Sport Italia. â€śThey play very well and are in a good period of form, but with 11 against 10 of course they did better.
â€śI have to compliment my team, who tried to give their all to the very end. As everyone else complains about referees, I hope people donâ€™t forget about us...
â€śIn my view on the opening goal there was a Stephan El Shaarawy foul on Bruno Pereirinha. As against Fiorentina, we paid the price for certain decisions. These things happen, but I think we couldâ€™ve played on a par with Milan if it had been 11 against 11.
â€śWe tried to attack Milan, but from the 16th minute onwards it was a totally different game. It couldâ€™ve been different in the second half, but we couldnâ€™t get it back on track.â€ť