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'Juventus match not decisive,' says Pioli

Tue 05 January 2021 | 15:07

Pioli said that the clash against Juventus would ‘not be decisive,’ but he emphasized Milan ‘play to win'.


tops the

Serie A

table with 15 unbeaten games, five points behind fifth-placed



Milan coach

Stefano Pioli

stressed the match against Juventus is important for them, but they don’t want to deviate from their main goal to succeed in this game.

“I expect a growing Juventus that undoubtedly had to start a new path,”

Pioli said

. “They are losing something but remain a very strong team.

“They are well organized on the pitch and difficult to take in many situations. It will be a match to be tackled from a tactical point of view.

“We can’t change our goal. Our goal tomorrow is the match against Juventus, and we will try to win. Milan-Juventus remains Milan-Juventus for the history, for the blazon of the two clubs, and for the fans.

“It’s an important match, and we know it well. Ours is a marathon, and therefore we can’t think of taking just one shot. It’s not a decisive match, but it will be an important match.

“We are doing well, we want to do well, and we want to try to win.”

Pioli admired

Rafaeil Liao

, who scored a goal against


in the absence of

Zlatan Ibrahimovic


He also said he would not settle for drawing against Bianconeri on Wednesday.

“All matches are opportunities to prove our worth. We have to concentrate on the game and raise our level because they are strong opponents, with experience, and they have been winning for years.

“We are showing that we can play for it, and therefore, we will play to win.

“We have scored 17 points more than last year. The path is the right one, but we can’t speak of a decisive match after 15 rounds; we approach all matches as a decisive match.”


source: SportMob