AC Milan failed to clinch all three points against Salernitana on Friday evening, drawing 2-2, and it’s a result that has put Stefano Pioli’s position in real danger. The journalist Andrea Longoni was left ‘speechless’ by the manager’s post-match comments.
It was a rather poor performance from the Rossoneri, failing to kill the game after the first goal despite dominating possession. And as we have seen so many times before, defensive errors cost them the three points, while another injury was added to the list.
In his latest editorial for MilanNews, Andrea Longoni discussed Milan’s recent form and the blame that rightfully must be put on Pioli. Above all, he highlighted the manager’s post-match comments, stating that the Rossoneri’s reaction to recover was positive.
“The fact that the manager [Pioli] said that ‘the only positive was the desire to try until the end’ is astounding. As is talking about ‘the reaction of a great team’ when you drew against the last team in the standings, not exactly Real Madrid.
“The team trying until the end is the very minimum, patting the players on the back for this reason leaves one speechless. And once again, we reiterate, Salernitana were coming off three consecutive defeats and had conceded nine goals,” he wrote.
One can certainly agree with Longoni, as a draw against the bottom-placed Salernitana cannot be considered good by any means. The game against Sassuolo on Saturday will surely be decisive for the manager, who is on his last life.
We have interviewed Longoni in our Substack series ‘Meeting the Milan Media’. So if you want to read more about him and his career, you can do so here. In short, he has followed the team for a long time and knows what he’s talking about.