Pioli responds to question regarding use of new signings: “Nobody is struggling”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has refuted the idea that the summer signings are ‘struggling’ and insisted that he is simply being patient regarding their integration.

Aside from Charles De Ketelaere, Pioli has only fielded the summer signings in cameos off the bench generally, with Yacine Adli, Malick Thiaw, Sergino Dest and Aster Vranckx all yet to start a game.

There has been question marks about where Adli is given that he had an excellent preseason campaign and was left off the squad list for the Champions League, but it has been the case in the past that Pioli has taken plenty of time to make sure that new players are fully integrated and know his system inside out.

Speaking at the press conference on the eve of Milan-Napoli, Pioli was asked about the adaptation of the new players and if it is slower than he expected, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

“Nobody is struggling. I’m very happy with Yacine, also with Thiaw, Dest and Vranckx… they must be in a hurry, I’m not in a hurry,” he said.

“It takes the right time to understand certain things and they are doing everything necessary to convince me that they are ready. I’m sure they will be soon.”

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    1. Kalulu sat for 6 months before getting consistent playing time and look how that turned out. Our signings are all young with no experience in Serie A. CDK plays more out of necessity as we basically had no CAM as Diaz once again has proved unreliable. Had Diaz stated the season on fire I’m sure he would have brought CDK along more slowly as well. Patience pays off. I think Pioli has earned the right to be trusted on this issue.

        1. Your comparing patience with developing a young player to patience in taking out a player already on a yellow??? LMAO. Where do we find these idiot ppl lol.

  1. If he had Neymar,Messi,Ronaldo or even Mbappe in his squad will he still be waiting months for them to learn his system, i dont think so.

  2. How to integrate without participate? This pioli is not a tactician. Watch how Ancheloti change the game results with changes and learn please

    1. Ancelloti is desperate of winning games but Pioli just game if he win fine, if he doesn’t so be. At the starting of a season matters a lot l. Throwing all what you have to get all you want. But experience count too.

  3. Right what about adli I don’t think he’s struggling but pioli doesn’t trust him enough I guess lol why he played only 46 min. 🤔

  4. Good decision. Shouldn’t play them just yet. This is exactly what should be done. Slowly integrate them in but not all at once.

    Grande Padre Pioli

  5. “Nobody is struggling. I’m very happy with Yacine, also with Thiaw, Dest and Vranckx… they must be in a hurry, I’m not in a hurry,.It takes the right time to understand certain things..”

    That’s all you need to know Adli debaters. As I’ve said before, it’s likely coming up to speed with the system. Half of you probably never played in a system much less touched grass😂😂

  6. Clubs supplies their coaches with new players to improve their squad, so if the new players are not playing, then there are no need to strengthen the squad in the off season, you need to play your new players so they can be evaluated.

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