Pioli analyses why Milan dropped points vs. Udinese and admits: “At home we are struggling” – video

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has admitted his side are struggling at home as they were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Udinese.

Milan’s title hopes were dented as they were held to a draw at San Siro on Wednesday night. It was yet another disappointing home performance in which the Rossoneri struggled to break down their opponents, with the absences of key players felt and a 97th-minute penalty needed to earn a draw.

Pioli spoke to Milan TV after the game against Udinese, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews.

On the poor results at San Siro: “At home we are struggling. Tonight we had the opportunity to improve the score, but we found some difficulties on a tactical level. We did not give rhythm and quality to the game.”

On the attack: “Tonight’s forwards are more about movement and not in the area. The team was still competitive. We shouldn’t have conceded a goal.”

On the spirit of the team: “There are no more doubts about the desire of these guys not to give up. But we must not be happy with the performance and the result. From tomorrow we will think about the next game, we must regain enthusiasm and lightheartedness.”

On Meite: “In the last period at Turin he has not played regularly. By playing continuously you find more rhythm. His performance was certainly positive.”

An adjective for tonight: “Worried about injuries, yes, because it is a decisive moment for the season and for the Europa League. We need different energies and qualities. Today we could not make these choices. In Rome we won, but it was impossible [tonight] because the opponent had a different type of football.”

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5 Comments

  1. Micah97 says:

    Pioli should be moved on even if we make the UCL…THIS club needs a playing style…we need to get Erik Ten Haag of Ajax or De Zerbi….we need an attacking style…we have the players to do that….Pioli sets his team up to counter….We can’t play short passes to break down low blocs….I hope we slide down to 5th….and lose the UCL so that Maldini and Massara get a real coach in.

    1. Fan says:

      I definitely agree with you the game was bad watch too poor can’t see us winning anything that’s for sure some players need to leave aswel

  2. lufar idrizi says:

    cannot say better words about pioli, hi must go asap, pioli is not a manager for milan pedigree plus keep playing castijeho which hi only looses the ball or passing back what attack do u expect and hi still plays him !!! for ne pioli is been lucky where Milan is and mainly cos players his tactics are shameless sometime , and when hi change players smtime everybady out of position . pioli out plus hi will not pass chrismas cos results will talk

  3. Marius says:

    We all complain but it is useless. Great Maldini have full confidence in Pioli. We all praise Maldini for his manager abilities mainly due to theo deal. But we all can see, the players he brought to the team are mediocre. He was a great player but he don’t trust the young milan project. If you don’t believe in this project you cannot add value to it. You have to go also!! As long as Maldini stays, Pioli will have full support. Gazidis is inteligent and can see this but cannot confront the legend right now when there are still chances of top 4 finish. But the reality is that we don’t have fotbal at ac milan:(

  4. Jj says:

    Where were all you Pioli bashers after we picked up points against Roma? U guys seem seem to only come out when we drop some points. Keep the same energy win or lose. It’s like they live for the negative and forgot all the positives up til now like being in second and not 8th.

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