Head coach Stefano Pioli has claimed that his AC Milan squad is missing a few things before a serious title challenge can be mounted.
As our recent stats piece outlined, Milan extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 21 games with Thursday’s 3-1 win over Celtic. They have not been beaten since the 0-0 draw with Juventus back in June’s Coppa Italia semi-final.
The Rossoneri have scored at least two goals in 19 out of those 21 matches, and have had 10 different scorers in their first eight games this season, the most of any Italian side.
It has the imagination of some fans running wild, with the genuine belief that Milan can not only strongly challenge for the top four and go deep into the Europa League, but that silverware could be the target this season.
Pioli spoke after Thursday’s win over Celtic and was asked by a reporter what he thinks his team are missing to seriously challenge for the title.
“The more we raise the technical level, the better. Then we can have discussions too about the technical, physical, tactical, mental or nutrition details,” he said (via PianetaMilan).
“If we are able to raise our level on the pitch, day after day and if some additions arrive in the January market or next summer, we will continue to grow. We are ambitious, but we know well that for now there are 3-4 teams ahead of us at least on paper.”