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‘I have chosen the XI that give me the most guarantees’ – Pioli

Tue 26 October 2021 | 20:29

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli explains why he decided to pick Olivier Giroud over Zlatan Ibrahimovic for their game against Torino on Tuesday.

Stefano Pioli

’s side will be aiming to go to the top of the Serie A standings when they lock horns with

Torino

at San Siro on Tuesday night.

Pioli

started

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

for their 4-2 victory over

Bologna

on Saturday, but he decided to start

Giroud

for the midweek fixture against Torino.

“I have chosen the XI that give me the most guarantees right now. It’s Olivier’s turn and we are ready for a difficult challenge,”

Pioli

told

DAZN

.

Theo Hernandez

and

Brahim Diaz

missed the game as they tested positive for Covid-19 but the former is now testing negative.

“Theo was at home for 10 days, he followed a personalized training program and is doing fairly well. We hope he can help, if he is needed.”

The Rossoneri are currently joint-top with

Napoli

, level on 25 points from nine games, but behind on goal difference. However, with the Partenopei not scheduled to play until Thursday night, Stefano Pioli’s men will have a great chance to take the top spot.

“The sentiment we are riding right now is enthusiasm. Every game is an important step and we must give our all.”


source: SportMob

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