AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi said he “really can’t explain” how Serie A new-boy Empoli scored twice against his team from set plays in Tuesday’s frustrating 2-2 draw. The Italian giant went down 2-0 at the Castelani due to some woeful defending but Inzaghi’s men fought back to 2-2, with striker Fernando Torres scoring his first Serie A goal for Milan since his loan move from Chelsea.
“Set plays have always been a bit of a problem for Milan and once we changed to a zonal system,” the former Milan striker explained. “Yesterday and today I showed only video clips of Empoli set plays, as they have been playing with this coach for three years. Maybe the DVD wasn’t working. ... It’s a real shame, as we would’ve won if it weren’t for those free kicks. I think it’s also an individual issue, as we need to be more determined on the marking.”