AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has reiterated that his side are aware of the importance of the game against Salernitana, adding that he has full trust in his players.
Pioli was interviewed by Sky before the game at the Stadio Arechi which will kick off 2023 for the defending Italian champions, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.
“We know the importance of the match, we know how important it is to restart immediately with a positive result. We think we’re ready,” he said.
Is De Ketelaere on the bench today because, together with Lazetic, he is the only alternative to Giroud?
“We also have Adli, let’s see what happens during the game. The approach will be important. We know what we have to do to create dangers for our opponents, we will try to interpret the match well and see what the other choices might be.”
Do you expect a Milan with character?
“Yes, absolutely yes. I trust my players, I feel it and I know them well. I wouldn’t change them with any other players, I know how much strength and how much spirit they have to stay together and want to grow. We know the difficulties of these matches, we have to face them with strength and the serenity of those who know they can win it.”