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The team didn’t offer a performance up to our standard - Pioli

Sat 03 April 2021 | 13:57

Milan hosted Sampdoria this evening at the San Siro, a match that ended 1-1 with Hauge's last-minute goal. As a result, the difference between Milan and the leading Inter was reduced to 5 points, but Nerazzurri have two more games in hand, which puts them in a commanding position.

 Milan coach Stefano Pioli believes that his men did not do much to defeat Sampdoria in today's battle.

I totally agree [we did too little],

” Pioli told MilanTV. “

Even if we could have won it with Kessie at the end

.

“We did too little, we played without rhythm and our approach was not the right one. It was a complicated match for us.”

Fabio Quagliarella took advantage of a bad pass from Theo. He lobbed Donnarumma for the first goal, and Pioli said the companies played as they did in the first leg.

Sampdoria played in the same way they played in the first leg

,” Pioli said. “T

oday, there was less rhythm, we favoured their defence, which was well organised. I find it hard to be happy.

“The performance had to be different, there were all the right situations to play with more intensity and quality.

“This must make us disappointed and embittered, now we must show that we can start again immediately.”

Hauge equalized in the 87th minute and helped the Rossoneri pick up a point.

“I hope Jens gains even more confidence, he scored an important goal for the team,”

Pioli added

. “It will help him to become convinced in his own means.

“I made choices based on the players who played a lot for the national teams. Everything is open to criticism, after such a performance it’s not a question of a player or a position.

“The team didn’t offer a performance up to our standard.”

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