Pioli reminds everyone how Milan won last year
Pioli wants to remind football fans of last year’s match in which Milan beat Lazio, just one day before the important Serie A match between the two great Serie A clubs.
Leads the Serie A table with 50 points and now the second-placed AC Milan needs all the 3 points from their match against albicelesti to Lessen the 12-point difference after the leaders extended their good situation with a 2-0 victory over Salernitana on Saturday.
Stefano Pioli believes in his Squad and claims Milan can beat Lazio as they did last year. As he mentioned in his press conference, the most important thing is that the players prepare themselves mentally.
Pioli first implied the difficultyMilan
would face tomorrow:
“We have to face these moments, it will be another exam to overcome with humility and unity. Criticism is there because the performances have been below our possibilities and the expectations, which, being Milan, are very high, we have strong roots.
“There have been experiences with lightness and good humor, now we need compactness and the will to react. My players are not bad, they deserve my trust and respect.”
He then spoke about his high expectations about his team’s performance:
“When you coach such a strong team, it’s normal that my expectations are also aimed at a maximum performance and result.
“From the missed victory against Roma to the derby, we had to do more. Now we have two options: either to continue feeling sorry for ourselves or to react. I’m sure it’s the latter.”
Pioli thinks Lazio is also prepared for this match:
“They’re having a very good season, coached by a very capable coach, with a very precise identity. Felipe Anderson is playing very well as a central striker.”
Asked about Theo Hernandez andOlivier Giroud
, Pioli said:
“They’re fine, our underlying numbers say so too. I talk to them every day. Then there can be a slight psychological backlash after the lost final.”
He also talked about the identity of the team:
“A team does not lose its identity in two or three bad games. We struggled to develop our situations, but the identity is there, and we’ll be able to put it on the pitch as early as tomorrow.”
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