Stefano Piolitechnician of the Milanmade the following statements on the eve of the challenge of A league against the Sassuolo. The Rossoneri coach will go to Reggio Emilia to hit the Scudetto goal, with two out of three results available. From tomorrow’s match to the choices of formations, here are his words:
If this situation was expected in August 2021: “We have been the best up to now, we have to be tomorrow too. We prepared the game during a week of work, serenity and attention as we always did. It doesn’t matter what you did until yesterday but what we do tomorrow counts. built and deserved a great opportunity, we still have to finish it “, reports MilanNews.
On the song that tells about his mood: “Right now I want to be very down to earth and focused on tomorrow’s game. It’s a difficult game, we got this far without anyone giving us anything and tomorrow Sassuolo will do everything they can to try to beat us. We have reached this point. with solid foundations and on these foundations we must also attack tomorrow “.
On tomorrow’s game: “I think our strength has been to interpret every single game with clear and beautiful concepts. In every game there is a different opponent. Sassuolo is the team that has the most quality on the attacking quarter, we will have to be careful and create suitable opportunities. to our characteristics and quality “.
On the players who will be able to sleep: “I think so, the way I saw them I think so. My players are strange, but in a positive sense. I see the same attitudes and the same serenity that is given by a young age, I’m sure they are experiencing particular emotions inside them. . I have always slept well before matches and shortly after. Tomorrow I hope to sleep shortly after the match. “
On the reassurance to the fans: “I would like to tell our fans that it will be a difficult match and that together, as we are showing this year, we are certainly stronger. We need everything and everyone. I will need my 28 players and all the fans who they will be in Reggio Emilia tomorrow. There are no reassurances because the ball is round, we have 95 minutes to demonstrate and to finish our work in the best possible way. “
On the attitude of the team: “In the last 4-5 games we have experienced matches from inside or outside and we faced them with this spirit and serenity. Preparing the match well gives you the opportunity to put everything you have on the pitch. “
Su Ibrahimovic: “He cares a lot, like all of us. It is clear that we are experiencing an important moment, tomorrow a championship will close. The balance is made at the end of the season. There would be a difference between winning and not winning. All my players must think that tomorrow they can be decisive “.
On how fundamental Ibra was: “A lot. He brought mentality, quality, he is a player above all for quality and football intelligence. He brought that personality that a young team needed. He is a point of reference, then his teammates were good at following him and becoming very players. stronger than when Zlatan arrived “.
About what Milan needs: “Playing for Milan and don’t think it will be an easy match “.
On Milan that deserves this Scudetto: “I’ll tell you tomorrow. Today we are first with merit.”
On the start in Bergamo: “It can be said that from that game I and the players have understood many things, the management helped us with the January transfer market with Ibra, Kjaer and Saelemaekers. The arrival of Zlatan and Simon raised the team’s technical, moral and professional level. From there we started with a different continuity and strength than before “.
On the comments of the Sassuolo members: “Sport is competition, those who have played against us have given their all: Fiorentina, Lazio, Verona and Atalanta. Tomorrow Sassuolo will also give their best, it will be a match to be fought with intelligence and strength from start to finish”.
On the group and attention for tomorrow: “Honestly this week I didn’t need to make any particular interventions, a group that has always worked with” we “first of all … They must think that really each of them could put a decisive exclamation point in a situation that can become history. Whoever is available will be ready at any time, I have no doubt and there shouldn’t be any. “
About the choices: “It was difficult all year except unfortunately in November when the choices were forced due to injuries. My health staff had been critical and there was a reason for it, then they were good at finding solutions. It is always difficult to make choices with such strong and available players, but I have clear ideas in my head. “
About Milanello: “From the first day I entered here I felt the right air, it is an ideal place to work. The club supports us and is always present, those who work here try to make their best available to others to get the most out of them. the ideal place to work“.
On Rebic and on Sassuolo’s offensive pressing: “I think I’ll field the best line-up to start the game and I think I have the right alternatives. “
About who surprised him the most this year: “We are very clear about what we want to do, active and proactive in both phases. The team has always shown that they believe in their qualities in all situations, it’s the same thing we have to do tomorrow. “
On thoughts after the renewal two years ago in Reggio Emilia: “Several things that made me think positive: the synergy that I have in the technical area, with Maldini and Massara, with whom I speak every day, the support of the club, and my many talented players: when they give you availability there is the ‘opportunity to achieve something important “.
On the pre-match mood: “I will sleep well. I am aware of the difficulties we will encounter: I am very focused and motivated like my players are. “
Su Kjaer: “I think that the testimony of my boys’ growth is given above all by the long-lasting absences of Zlatan and Simon. The team has lost two important references in the locker room … How much the others have grown to try to make up for two pillars of the team. this period the team has certainly grown a lot “.
Always on the match: “We prepared the match to play for Milan, to try to be a careful and balanced team”.
On the moments when he thought that Milan could do it: “I have always thought very positively about the team, I have a lot of faith in them. In delicate moments they have always been able to do the best of themselves despite their young age, with the desire to show that we are a strong team.”
The keywords beyond sacrifice, joy and passion: “Enthusiasm, which has always accompanied us and will have to be like that tomorrow as well. We have him inside and we will have to put him on the pitch, I think it’s a team that must also play with its own emotions. We have to play with enthusiasm.”
On what he gave the property over these two years: “He gave us support, trust, made us work in the best possible way and never made us lack for anything even in complicated times like the lockdown. We have always felt protected and protected”.
On what he expects from the match from a tactical and physical point of view: “Both things, Sassuolo has quality and technique. If you get it wrong, the exit times can surprise you with crashes. Tactically and physically it will be a complicated game: we know how to fight and suffer, I think the team will be able to play the right game. “
The words to the fans: “Come on Milan, come on, fight and you will win …”.
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