It was a thriller at Stadio Artemio Franchi, as Milan grasped victory with Hakan Calhanoglu in a game with five superb goals, the woodwork clattered several times and a goal-line clearance.
This was the most difficult game, because we were coming off the disappointment of the Europa League, we had been playing every three days for many months and knew we had to scrape the bottom of the barrel for the remaining drops of energy to get it done
,” Pioli told Sky Sport Italia.
said in his post-match interview that Milan aim to win the Scudetto.
“Ibra is right to talk about the Scudetto, because we were up there most of the season, we’re not that far away now and we have the quality to play every single game for a victory. Whether we achieve it is another matter, but we can certainly try.
“Naturally, we started the season with very different objectives, as we were aiming to be in the top four. Now we are there, we want it to be a positive campaign right to the end. I’ve always said there will be four very happy teams at the end of the season and three who won’t be.”
Did Pioli expect Juventus to lose to Benevento?
No, I’ll be honest, that was completely unexpected. That is football, anything can happen, but we didn’t see that coming
It seems that the rhythm of Milan's game changed whenIsmael Bennacer
entered the field and adjusted the midfield tempo.
“I would agree that although Tonali and Meite are doing well, Isma has some specific characteristics that work really well with our system. He has been missed, he’ll go on international duty now and hopefully get some minutes in his legs so he’ll make a big impact in the final push of the season.”