Pioli: “Now we play with great intensity and the player has to think faster and faster” – video

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has declared his intention to ‘play with great intensity’ as he briefly outlined his coaching philosophy.

Pioli has been praised highly for the work he has done since becoming Rossoneri boss back in the winter of 2019, having helped develop some of the younger players and leading the squad on an incredible run in 2020 post-lockdown.

On the Instagram profile of Harmont & Blaine – the suit sponsor of AC Milan – Pioli spoke about his journey as a head coach and about how he has sculpted his style.

“At the beginning I always tried to grow, study and learn. Milan style is elegance, respect for the rules and for others. Inside this is your personality and your way of doing and being. Football is constantly evolving, you live in a different way than in the past,” he said (via MilanNews).

“It is difficult to say what will happen in the future, we coaches always want to propose something new. Those who anticipate the times arrive first at success. Everyone tries to find something to surprise their opponents. Now we play with great intensity and the player has to think faster and faster. We must try to train more and more players in this respect.”

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  1. Adamo says:

    And “Now” you’re a joke and nothing you say has any sort of remote credibility… because you’ve said this before and look what situation you’ve put the team in. Looks like you might not even reach “the original objective”… what a clown. Should have never let go of gattuso and we wouldn’t have found ourselves in this mess, atleast he was building and improving the team however slow atleast it was steady took responsibility for itself and not depending on refereeing decisions or the result so of the other teams around them. After finishing 6th and then 5th It would’ve been better to stick with him than starting from scratch and playing catch up after the mistake that was giampaolo, and desperately relying on this overconfident and ignorant baldy who was praised for cleaning up what was a set back and really couldn’t get any worse, of course it looks good but wasn’t better than what gattuso was doing (after finishing 6th again) and what he’s still doing with Napoli, I’m going to laugh when they over take us after we get thrashed by Atalanta and another coach who shows grit and has balls and can out think Pioli which is alot easier than it should be even for the likes of Semplici (with all due respect) and Cagliari. Inexperienced pirlo was even able to do it earlier in the season such is the naievety that is Pioli a coach that should maybe be at a club fighting to stay in the league like (ballardini/Nicola) not a club fighting to win it because in my opinion he’s not any better or more experienced or consistent than them or semplici for that matter.

    1. RF says:

      Well said dude. Atalanta 4 Milan 2. Then pioli out. Best scenario.

    2. Ed3lm4n says:

      You may be right, but shouldn’t have posted this until after the weekend. If Milan doesn’t finish in the top 4, supporters have every right to be frustrated, but if they finish second nothing of what you said is going to stand. You’re clearly not a real Milan supporter, because you don’t stand behind your team when they need you most. There’s only 1 good coach in the league and 19 bad coaches, so if Milan would have finished 4th with Gattuso that isn’t any better than finishing 4th with another coach. Go support Napoli please, they’re a great club as well.

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