AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi looks on before the start of their Italian Serie A soccer match against Juventus at the San Siro stadium in Milan September 20, 2014.
AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino

AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi is still realistic about his expectations with his squad despite recently beating Real Madrid in the Dubai Football Challenge 2014.

The Rossoneri are currently seventh in the Serie A and needed a morale-boosting win that could help them in starting the second-half of the season on a right note.

"I am satisfied. It was, however, a friendly and we cannot get ahead of ourselves," said Inzaghi.

"It's been a while now that we've been playing like this and tonight it all went very well."


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Jeremy Menez netted the opener, but it was Stephan El Shaarawy who made it hard for the Blancos to come back after finding the back of the net in two successive instances, making it 3-0.

Cristiano Ronaldo clawed one back for his side, but Giampaolo Pazzini's hit back with a header. Karim Benzema went home with the consolation goal, converted at the spot.

"El Shaarawy did very well, he scored two brilliant goals. They all did well, even those that came on after. I am spoilt for choice," he continued.

"In the past 3 matches we've faced Napoli, Roma and Real Madrid, winning twice and drawing once, playing on equal terms with all of them."

"There is the right spirit and the desire. There's huge satisfaction. I'm now thinking about Serie A and that will be the hardest match for us."

"I am happy for the President, I spoke to him before the match. Having seen that we competed will have made him happy. To have seen us grow so much gives me hope, the biggest satisfaction is the attitude we had."

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