Gennaro Gattuso was left disappointed that his first match in charge of AC Milan ended with two points lost against lowly Benevento.
Milan were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with the Serie A bottom-side after goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli headed in a 95th minute equaliser.
The visitors to the Stadio Ciro Vigorito looked set to be on course for the win after Nikola Kalinic had cancelled out George Puscas’ second-half equaliser following an opening goal from Giacomo Bonaventura.
Benevento had lost their previous 14 matches in Serie A but Alessio Romagnoli’s red card on 75 minutes saw the match swing in favour of the Roberto De Zerbi’s men.
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After the game, an angry Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia: “It certainly burns, it hurts. It would’ve been better to be stabbed.
“It hurts to concede goals like that. We suffered in the last 15 minutes but we conceded a strange goal. I would never expect to concede from a goalkeeper in the 95th minute.”
He added on Premium Sport: “We conceded a strange goal and that’s just how our luck is at the moment.
“Today, we lick our wounds, we have a duty to improve our physical condition and our mentality, but I can’t reproach them for anything.
“We could have developed our play a lot better when moving forward on some occasions. Benevento have lost their last games without deserving to. They’re a lively team and we knew it would be difficult. We paid dearly for the first mistake and we go forward.
“We have a long way to go and a lot to improve.”