Waiting to understand his future with the club, knowing that a top-four finish is almost a must to stay, Stefano Pioli can start to make a first assessment of his adventure on the AC Milan bench.
In fact, since the former Fiorentina boss arrived at the club, the team has completely changed. On Sunday afternoon, the Rossoneri will take on Genoa at the San Siro, and comparing now with the first leg shows how much has changed.
As Gazzetta Dello Sport highlights this morning (via MilanNews.it), although there is obviously there are still things to improve, it’s undeniable that Milan have taken several steps forward with Pioli at the helm.
Especially in 2020, they have found great continuity in the results. In fact, in the eight league games played so far this year, the Rossoneri have only registered one defeat (in the derby against Inter).
Ibrahimovic’s arrival in January certainly gave him a great hand, but Pioli reacted well to switch things up, going from the 4-3-3 formation to the current 4-2-3-1. As it has turned out, this system has helped the player to express themselves better on the pitch.
There are several players that have improved individually and consequently, the whole team has grown compared to the past months. Even in terms of character, huge steps forward have been made and this comes down to the work of Pioli.