Former AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli has said that Maurizio Sarri is more tactically minded than Stefano Pioli and he prefers it that way.
The Italian defender was speaking during a press conference (via Milan News) and he was asked what the difference is between Lazio coach Sarri and Milan boss Pioli.
He has only had a couple of weeks worth of training sessions with his new coach but he has already spotted one clear distinction between the two Italians.
“Sarri is more tactical. With Pioli there was more one-on-one battles all over the field, here there is a different game, more suited to me and that I like more,” Romagnoli said.
Sarri has had a very specific way of playing football throughout his managerial career and he almost delivered a Serie A title with it at Napoli.
The comments are not necessarily a slight on Pioli because Romagnoli clearly accepts that there are different ways to have success in football.
Romagnoli’s game time suffered a lot under Pioli as the coach pivoted towards a centre-back pairing of Fikayo Tomori and Simon Kjaer.