AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes says his side ‘lost their way’ after a last-minute Nicolas Lopez goal saw them slump to a 2-2 draw at home to Verona .
Goals from Jeremy Menez and Panagiotis Tachtsidis put Milan ahead after Luca Toni’s penalty gave Verona an 18th-minute lead. It was not enough though as Lopez’s late equalizer ensured the two sides shared the spoils.
And Mexes has taken responsibility for the late goal after he and Salvatore Bocchetti went for the same ball, leaving Lopez the space to capatalise.
“At the end we lost our way,” said Mexes.
“It’s a shame, because it was important to win at home. To concede a goal in the last minute is not nice… we have dropped two points.”
Milan have now managed just two wins in their last 11 Serie A outings, prompting Filippo Inzaghi to admit that his time as coach of the Rossoneri may well be coming to an end .
But Mexes, who won the penalty that led to Menez’ first-half equaliser, has called on his team-mates to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointment when they travel to sixth-place Fiorentina next week.
“We have to focus right away on the Fiorentina match and picking up points,” he said.
“I’m really happy to be back playing again after my four game ban, I’m pleased with the goal and having won the penalty, but it’s not enough.
“We have to pick ourselves up. I cannot be completely happy with the goal because in the end it counted for little.”