Pioli outlines what he expects from his squad: “We want to play our football”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has stressed the importance of his team imposing his style of play in each game, but also being ‘careful and precise’ in the process.

It has certainly been a positive start to the season for Milan as they followed up their 2-0 opening game win against Bologna with a 4-1 victory against Torino last Saturday night, but they face an even tougher test against Roma tomorrow.

Jose Mourinho’s side will be fired up and ready to face the Rossoneri having taken just one point from their opening two games thus far, which came against two sides that many have tipped to struggle in Salernitana and Hellas Verona.

Pioli spoke to the reporters who gathered at Milanello for his pre-match press conference on the eve of the trip to the capital, and he spoke in response to several questions about what he expects from his group.

“Every match must be a turning point. We are Milan and we want to play to win. Roma are strong, they only have one point but they had good numbers in the first two matches. We want to give continuity to the first two victories,” he said.

“We always want to play a certain type of football, it’s the opponents who change. We want to play our football, trying to minimise mistakes. We’ll have to be careful and precise, we’ll have to play the game and not suffer it.

“We worked a lot together to prepare ourselves in the best possible way. I always insisted on a certain idea of ​​the game and gave continuity to certain field choices.

“Let’s talk about important players, they are strong and intelligent. The whole system is working, even if there are still many things to improve.

“I’ve learned that you must never lose faith in the players; being positive, flexible, understanding how to help the team in difficult moments, can be of good help in giving the team a way.”

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