Pioli insists Milan do not ‘lack courage but ‘fails to make the right choice at the right time’ – video

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli praised his side for the effort they showed during the draw against Juventus but bemoaned the clinical edge they were missing in front of goal.

There was a lot of hype surrounding the fixture between Italy’s two biggest and most decorated clubs, but it failed to deliver as it ended 0-0. After the game Pioli spoke to Milan TV about the performance of his team and how important it was to react in a positive way after the Spezia loss, with MilanNews relaying his comments.

On the game: “The goal was missing. The team’s performance was serious, we won a lot of tackles. We missed the last pass, also because of the pitch. It’s a partially positive result because it’s not what we wanted.”

On the reaction after Spezia: “It absolutely was there. We played against a dangerous opponent, but we created many potentially dangerous chances, but we missed the last step.”

On untapped opportunities: “The team does not lack courage, it fails to make the right choice at the right time. Unfortunately with this field, which shouldn’t be an alibi, we always had to make an extra step.”

On the performance: “In some transitions we made a mistake in the final choice, at times we took the ball too much and we were not very lucid. In the second half we didn’t want to lower ourselves, but it is clear that we cannot always go a thousand miles per hour. The defensive phase it was done well. Now let’s think about the next match that will give us a lot of our future.”

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    1. Krunic was better than Ibra, Giroud, Messias, Brahim and Saele while he was playing double pivot with Tonali. But yeah, lets ignore that.

  1. And why is that?? Because you don’t have RW,AM and how ibra and giroud play you dont have ST either. But keep saying you have full team as u usually do,next time when they ask you just keep saying you dont need anyone.If Leao doesnt do some magic,like yesterday when he was marked all the time with 2 players,we cant score even if the game is 90 days long not 90 minutes.

  2. To the idiots crying about players like Krunic and Messias: When you can donate 200m euros for this summer’s transfer market let me know. We need a starting CB, starting AMC, starting RW, replacements for Ibra and Giroud, and possibly a defensive CM to replace Kessie. Let me know when you’ve found the cash printing machine so that we can buy world class players for these positions so that we don’t have to keep playing the Krunics, Brahims and Messiases. And when you’ve done that let me know how you’ve negotiated to end the FFP agreement we’re under so that we can spend way more money than we make again. And finally, when you’re done with all that let me know who you think is the right coach to win the sextuple (Serie A, Champions League, Coppa Italia, Italian Super Cup, European Super Cup and Club World Cup) 3 years in a row with all these world class players we’d sign with our printed money. Thanks.

    1. u just admited that we need new players in messias and krunic place by saying we need cb,rw,am , and ffp is story for poor, when did u see psg sold players but they can buy every mercato 200 milion players,if u have money u make sponsorship with ur team just like psg with their fictive sponsors and elliot have money but they dont wanna invest,and if u dont wanna invest then stop talking about first place battle and play like lazio for nothing

    2. not to mention being able or willing to spend the money on players we should lock up Theo,Kessie,Leao,Tonali,Tomori,etc. Elliot with the economy in the States is tightening his belt even more.

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