Mon 06 February 2023 | 12:25

"Pioli switch erased years of work" - Arrigo Sacchi slams Milan after derby loss

Milan legend Arrigo Sacchi has criticised Stefano Pioli following the derby defeat against Inter.


 suffered their fourth consecutive defeat at San Siro after a 1-0 loss to


on Sunday. This is the first time since 2018 that Milan has failed to win in five consecutive league games.

Defending champions Milan is in sixth place in the table, 18 points behind leaders Napoli after 21 matches.

Milan manager,


used a three-man defence and his team failed to attempt a single shot on target. Milan had their first shot toward the goal in the 58th minute.

In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Arrigo Sacchi criticised Pioli’s tactics and said he erased years of good work in this match.

"Milan were no longer a team, especially in the first half. Inter did not play against an opponent, but against a sparring partner,"

he said.

"Switching to a three-man defence created confusion and erased the last few years of work. Furthermore, any idea of the game was cancelled.

"How many shots on goal did Milan make in the first half? Zero. It was a monologue from Inter who didn't struggle too much and ended up dominating.

"Simone Inzaghi's players are almost all of a high level and all have great experience. You can only win against Inter if you play as a team, something that Milan did not do."

Milan will play with Torino on Friday, and then they face Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.

source: SportMob

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