AC Milan ensured they started their 2022 in the best possible way as they beat Roma 3-1 at San Siro yesterday evening to move a point behind Inter.
Despite Covid cases, the African Cup of Nations and injuries – all of which meant Milan were without ten players and several starters like Bennacer, Kessie, Kjaer, Calabria, Romagnoli, Tomori and Ballo Touré – Milan found a way to get things done.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes how Milan proved once again that they are even stronger than the most difficult of emergencies that continue to grip them, and Pioli was very happy after the victory against Roma.
“It is a pleasure to train such selfless players. They are important tests like this but only if we will be able to repeat it next Sunday. We have a goal in mind which is to improve last year’s score and we started well. In Serie A, either you are always at very high levels or you risk making a bad impression,” he said.
Pioli is not looking too far ahead but also thinks it is important to reflect on the success of his players last night who once again faced the complications with the right attitude and spirit, with Sandro Tonali the perfect example of that.
“Tonali played an amazing game, in Italy I don’t know how many 2000-born players are at the level of Sandro or they play with so much continuity, clarity and quality. He did a fantastic job in both phases of the game. He has proven to be an important player,” he said.