AC Milan playmaker Brahim Diaz has thanked head coach Stefano Pioli for his role so far in his career, insisting he has become a ‘better player and a better person’ because of him.
The Rossoneri No.10 gave an interview to MilanTV one week before the derby against Inter about the game against Juventus, the upcoming derby and the impact Pioli has had on him.
“I think we have a lot of strength, the team is working day by day to improve. As I said: we are a very united group. The coach is fundamental for us and we are working to improve day after day, both in the match and during training, to try to raise the level; that’s what we need and we have the qualities to do it,” he said (via MilanNews).
What relationship do you have with Mr. Pioli?
“I am very grateful to the coach, he is an important person for my career. He is making me a better player and a better person, we have a great relationship on and off the pitch. Pioli is a great coach and gives very good advice to improve myself and the team.”
Saturday will be the derby against Inter…
“We are thinking about the derby. As always, we want to win every match: we are Milan, the derby is super important for us and for our fans. But we work day after day and we will give the maximum.”
Against Juve, Milan failed to achieve the desired result. How will the team overcome this moment?
“Juve didn’t have a shot on goal and we only missed a goal to win the game, but we deserved more. We have a great team and an excellent quality: I think it’s time to bring him out to show. that we can fight until the end for the top of the table.”
The Milan fans proved once again to be very close to the team…
“There are no words to describe what they represent, they are always with us and support us every moment. We have to sweat every drop of blood to fight and win games. I have to work hard to demonstrate my talent, as I have done until now, making the fans happy for the victories we will get.”