“I only speak because I have to”

Stefano Pioli failed to find the right solutions for AC Milan, who suffered another big defeat, conceding four goals against Lazio tonight. In a conversation with journalists afterwards, the manager admitted the obvious shortcomings.

Milan needed to bounce back from four games without a win, but instead, they suffered another heavy defeat as Lazio dominated from start to finish. A bad look not only for the players, but also for Piolo who stated before the match that he had the right solutions.

Speaking to DAZN, as reported by MilanNews, Pioli stated that he was only talking to the media because he had to and that the team should immediately get back to work at Milanello. In other words, it was not difficult to determine his mood.

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How do you explain this knockout?

“This can be explained by a quick return to Milanello to perform well, we are delivering performance of our usual standards.”

What’s wrong?

“There are so many things that don’t work: mentally, tactically. I’m here talking to you only because I have to, otherwise we’d be silent.”

Is this the lowest moment of the Pioli era?

“This is a delicate moment. We haven’t brought home any performance or result in the last two and a half weeks and it’s clear that we all have to do better.”

What worries you the most?

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“It is not easy. Things are not going well for us. Today we created situations to be dangerous. Today the problem was not so much in possession, but when we were without the ball there was no coverage, we need clearer communication. I know only one way to improve: work . All those negative results lead to negativity.”

Goodbye Scudetto?

“We must continue to play as we know and know how: this is our first goal and we must do it as soon as possible. Let’s continue our journey and our journey, I will try to talk less and work more.”

Can Zaniolo be useful?

“I do not know. Tonight we will talk about the game, we will see other things in the coming days.”

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Do you miss Ibrahimović?

“It’s too easy to say now. We don’t want excuses. We always believed in our way of playing. The boys will have my support and desire to be a competitive team again.”

Milan will play Sassuolo next, but will have to do so without their star Ismael Bennacer, who received a yellow card this evening. At least that means he won’t miss the derby due to picking up yellow cards.


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