CorSera: The four things Pioli has changed at Milan; the one thing that needs work

By Oliver Fisher -

New head coach Stefano Pioli has managed to change four key things about the AC Milan squad after just five days of work, a report claims.

It was a bittersweet debut for Pioli as Rossoneri boss as Milan – especially in the first half – made a very good impression against Lecce. 

However, the much-needed three points were not secured as some late defensive miscommunication allowed Marco Calderoni to equalise in the 92nd minute and steal a point for the visitors.

Despite this, il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews.it) believes that Pioli is not worried as he has already managed to change the group’s dynamics through tactical and psychological lessons. 

It was on full show in the first 30 minutes against Lecce and now the challenge is to transform that into 90 minutes with games against Roma, SPAL, Lazio, Juventus and Napoli to come next. 

Pioli, in just five days of work with the group almost complete, has already changed a lot: tactical clarity, competitive determination, smooth manoeuvring and attitude.

Now the 53-year-old will have to restore self-esteem and confidence to the group, and more psychological work is deemed a ‘priority’ compared to work on the field.

Pioli knows that hard work awaits him, but he is convinced of winning the most important battle: winning over Milan and their fans.


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