The difficult relationship between AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca and manager Vincenzo Montella took another twist this weekend when the Colombian once again reacted badly to being substituted during the Rossoneri’s match against Sampdoria.
In 17 games this season, the 30 year old has only been left on the pitch for ninety minutes three times, and when he came off after 72 minutes for Gianluca Lapadula, Bacca reacted by asking Montella “why always me?”
Montella was asked about the incident after the game and said he was not happy with Bacca’s display in the 1-0 defeat (quotes translated by calciomercato.com):
“These decisions are mine to make, he needs to do his job and sometimes players are angry at themselves. We expect more from him.”
Bacca was subject to a £25million offer in the summer from West Ham; a bid that was accepted. The striker reportedly turned down a move as his family were not prepared to move to London.
It is likely that he will be available again in the summer if Montella is still in charge at the San Siro. Milan lie eighth in the table after three successive league defeats.