Montella urges AC Milan fans to lay off De Sciglo

Published on: 07 May 2017

AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella has urged fans to ease off Mattia de Sciglo.

De Sciglio was booed off the field during the recent 2-1 home defeat to Empoli, then had his car surrounded by an angry mob in the parking lot afterwards.

“De Sciglio is much admired by the technical staff and the club," said Montella.

“He went through a tough time, is very sensitive and professional. I expect the fans to always be encouraging of their players and me. When a player is jeered, then I feel that I'm being jeered too. I hope there is a ceasefire.

"Where and when we need him, I hope there will not be a tense atmosphere and then at the end of the year, along with the public too, we'll decide what to do with De Sciglio."