Inzaghi: I take the blame for Manchester City rout

AC Milan boss Pippo Inzaghi has shouldered the blame for his side's 5-1 humiliation against Manchester City in Pittsburgh.

Pippo Inzaghi's honeymoon period in charge of AC Milan already seems to be over after back-to-back embarrassing defeats.

Inzaghi replaced Clarence Seedorf after Milan endured a miserable 2013-14 campaign, finishing outside the Europa League qualification zone.

The former striker has a lot of work to do to turn things around and has already been called into question after Milan lost 3-0 to Greek side Olympiacos and were then demolished 5-1 by Manchester City.

While pre-season form doesn't ultimately count for anything, Inzaghi has already had to issue a mea culpa.

"Everyone can see that we need to improve in lots of ways," he said after the final whistle.

"It's only with work that we will be able to return to being competitive as quickly as possible. It's up to me to watch the game back and work out where we need to do better.

"Our players' condition wasn't close to the English team and we must do more. I accept the responsibility for that.

"I am angry with myself because it is up to me and my staff to foot the blame."

Many people will have been watching striker Mario Balotelli intently as his future remains unclear and the Italian international saw a goal disallowed.

"Balotelli played well," Inzaghi insisted. "He was ready to play for 45 minutes and we have to improve his physical fitness little by little."

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