Pioli believes Milan have learned lessons ahead of game against ‘very strong’ Lazio

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has admitted that he wanted better results in the last six games, but believes his side are ready to face Lazio.

Draws against Empoli, Salernitana, Bologna and most recently Cremonese have made things difficult for Milan as they seek to qualify for the next edition of the Champions League, with the team currently sat in sixth place.

However, with five games left there is still a chance for the Rossoneri to control their own fate but they must start by winning games against the teams around them, and Lazio are currently six points ahead in the table.

Pioli spoke to DAZN before the game to preview what is a crucial match in the battle for the top four and also a tone-setter in view of the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

After four draws in the last five, isn’t there a bit of apprehension about not being able to grab fourth place?

“We wanted more from these last six games, and the way we’ve played two wins and four draws I think are too little. We have to try to do better today against a very strong team.”

Have you learned anything from the downturn earlier in 2023?

“Let’s hope so. We hope we have learned a lot, because that match in Rome was one of the worst performances, also due to the quality of our opponents. We weren’t the team we are now, now we are certainly more ready to try and play better.”

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