CorSera: Pioli and Ibrahimovic address the squad after Cagliari disappointment – what was said

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Stefano Pioli tried to lift the team after Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Cagliari ahead of the Champions League decider against Atalanta.

According to il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews), the leaders of the Rossoneri have decided that this is not the time for trials and the hope, of course, is that there is no need to do them after Bergamo. Milan’s squad need solidity and confidence to face Atalanta with the awareness of being able to win and being in charge of their own destiny.

After the last, disappointing home draw, Mr. Pioli tried to charge his team: “Let’s raise our heads, we are not the team of the 0-0 against Cagliari, we are the team of the 3-0 against Juventus” is the summary of the speech that the coach made to the players when training resumed. The personality and the composure of a great team was missing at the weekend though, and a leader like Ibrahimovic was missing too.

The injury will force him to miss the match in Bergamo, but Zlatan will still make himself heard, as he is already doing. Right after the game at San Siro, the Swedish champion encouraged his team-mates, recalling that the Champions League is still in their hands.

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Tags AC Milan Stefano Pioli Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. If Pioli prepares the team as before, we will surely lose the game to Atalanta. The only thing that can be said to players and individuals such as Kesie, Teo, Rebic, Leao, Salemankers, Calabria … is that 200% must be played on Sunday because in my opinion Atalanta is the strongest team in Serie A.

  2. Have always said Pioli is a mediocre coach..Most times his subtitution are always questionable..You needed a goal and you introduce meite for bennacer..His killing the team with sentiments and likeness for ill produtive players like meite and castillejo..what has meite contributed to this team since Jan..You have mandzukic and for crying out loud whats wrong with introducing Hauge..Leao can place as a makeshift 10 and put hauge on the wing..You needed a goal, you just simply gambling by doubling your attacking threat but he will rather be bringing in meite,krunic,castillejo,dalot and co..he is a fucking coach and need to be replaced..i know we cant qualify because atalanta needed atleast a draw because Juventus have a better H2H against them and finishing o the same point may favour juve over them.

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