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Galliani hails Milan performance

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NAPLES, ITALY - NOVEMBER 17: Stephan El Shaarawy of Milan celebrates after scoring the goal 2-2 during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on November 17, 2012 in Naples, Italy
NAPLES, ITALY - NOVEMBER 17: Stephan El Shaarawy of Milan celebrates after scoring the goal 2-2 during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on November 17, 2012 in Naples, Italy

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani says the club delivered their best performance of the season in the 2-2 comeback draw with Napoli on Saturday.

Milan looked set for a disappointing defeat after mistakes by Christian Abbiati gifted Napoli a two-goal lead before half-time, but Stephan El Shaarawy had the final say as he popped up with a double after the break to help his side to a point.

Galliani, however, insisted the Italy international should not be the only one to receive credit as the whole team delivered an excellent performance.

"We dominated the proceedings," the 68-year-old Italian told Corriere dello Sport.

"I think this was the best AC Milan we have seen on the pitch this season."

Club president Silvio Berlusconi visited the Milan camp before the clash with Napoli and coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted the gesture had a positive impact on the younger players.

"The president is a man of great charisma and is very competent. His visit to Milanello has been very important for the youngsters," said the 45-year-old trainer.

"I was not promised anything regarding transfers, this team is young and needs to grow. We have not even talked about goals.

"He says that it takes two or three years to rebuild, and we must put effort to achieve this even sooner. Berlusconi is the most successful president in the world and he understands the situation."