Milan coach Stefano Pioli commented on the Rossoneri’s victory in the Serie A summit at the expense of Napoli, which was held on Sunday evening, 1-0, in the match that was held at Diego Armando Maradona stadium in the 28th round of the Serie A season 2021-2022.
This was the first time after 11 matches that Pioli had managed to beat Luciano Spallet, having previously scored only three draws.
“These are three important points,” Pioli told Football Italia. “We beat a strong team that caused us a lot of problems, because the players worked very hard away from the ball and deserved this victory.”
“We have a very offensive-minded front on the left, so if we push a little bit in terms of defence, it’s worth risking the possibility of going there,” Pioli added.
“We wanted a strong midfield, that is of quality, knowing we could find gaps between their lines, we were in the match from start to finish, it was a good performance, but there are more precise matches to come.”
We are satisfied, but nothing has changed since before the game, we still only have one point more than we got at this point last season, so there is a lot to do.”
In response to Milan getting more points against the top seven clubs than those closest to the relegation zone, Pioli said: “This is a situation that we absolutely need to improve, especially since there are few head-to-head matches in the season other than Lazio and Atalanta, I will not mention Spezia in the series of results, because that It shouldn’t end this way.”
The Milan coach added: “There are difficulties for everyone in Serie A, we are not perfect, but this is the time to prove that we have learned from our mistakes with the right behavior and quality.”
On Giroud, Pioli said: “We wanted to bring in players who have already won, who know what it means to work towards important goals and professional people. It took a video call last summer to make us all know who we are dealing with. “
“It’s still a very small band overall, so having someone with that kind of experience really helps,” Bewley emphasized.
Pioli was asked about the favorites to win the league after this weekend’s results, saying: “Inter is still the favorite because they are the champions and they have a game in hand. Soon we will be able to judge.”