The importance of collective unity has been preached as AC Milan limp towards a very important phase of the season.
MilanNews recall how the draw on Sunday against Roma had left a bad taste in the mouths of the Milan players as they surrendered a two-goal lead late on, and elimination from the Coppa Italia came last night at the hands of a Torino side who played with 10 men from 7 0minutes onwards.
After the match against the Granata at San Siro, Stefano Pioli decided not to send the team home, but to sleep together at Milanello. It is not a retreat aimed at punishing the squad as is often used in Italian football, because after today’s compulsory lunch the Rossoneri coach let the players return to their families.
Instead, it was an opportunity to be together and form a group in a difficult moment. After waking up and having breakfast before training there was an internal discussion between players, coaches and staff to talk about what’s not working and what can be done to get out of this difficult moment in view of the next matches.
The goal of Milan and Pioli must above all be to remain united and to get back on track as early as Saturday’s match against Lecce, especially given that a trophy is up for grabs against Inter on Wednesday in the Supercoppa Italiana.
Even last season, which culminated in winning the Scudetto, there were moments of difficulty that Milan overcame as a real united. The plan is to channel that same spirit again.