Pioli praises ‘phenomenal’ players and outlines why Milan ‘deserved the Scudetto’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli described his team as ‘phenomenal’ and remarked about how happy he is for the entire club after the Rossoneri won the Scudetto.

Coming into the game Milan knew that one point against Sassuolo would have been enough to finish above their city rivals Inter but going into half-time they knew the job was done regardless of the result at San Siro.

Rafael Leao got a brace of assists and both of them were for Olivier Giroud as he quickly fired Milan into a two-goal lead after several glorious opportunities, and then a third goal from Franck Kessie before the interval ensured the second half would be smooth sailing.

After the victory, Pioli spoke to DAZN to reflect on the game and what has been the most remarkable of seasons, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

On the Scudetto: “My players are phenomenal. They are happy for them, for me, for the staff, for the club and for the fans who deserve this Scudetto. I’m really happy.”

On the season: “We were more consistent than Inter. The last game we lost was against Spezia and we shouldn’t have lost it. The team never gave up, the players were fantastic, both those who played more and less. We deserved the Scudetto because we believed in it more. We deserved it because we are a strong team and I had two great managers like Maldini and Massara by my side.”

On his team: “The staff and I had so much fun working with these guys. The players know our way of playing well. It’s the best thing that remains of our job. We wanted to improve on last season and we knew that if we did that we would fight for something important. We are a strong team that has always believed in us. We have been brave.”

On the performance of Milan: “I always want to improve my players, but the talent of the players is fundamental in this. If you improve the individuals, you improve the whole team and vice versa. It was a path that led us to be the strongest. Congratulations to everyone.”

On Theo: “He has everything inside, he has made a qualitative leap in mentality on and off the pitch. He’s a top in everything, he’s a fantastic guy and I love him in the soul.”

On the award for best coach of the year: “It’s thanks to the boys and the club, it’s for them, without them what we did would not have been possible.”

On who he dedicates the season to: “To my father, I’m sure that wherever he is, he will be happy and proud of what I have done.”

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  1. Yes Pioli, you deserve all the credit! I never said “Pioli Out”, sometimes your decisions looks irrelevant to men but after all you show that you have the skills, desire and the mindset to be the champion 🏆

  2. Bravo Pioli 🙂
    I had my doubts about him at the beginning and I’m glad that the last two years he proved me wrong. Last year was successful with CL football after so many years, but what the team achieved this year is masterpiece. He maneged to achieve this with what he had without complaints, Maldini and Masara with the available budget, Eliot and the rest of the management with clear path in mind while showing they won’t over spend and no player is bigger then Milan. Players who showed spirit and what this shirt means for them and all of them together made us the fans happy and proud. So for all of us is night to celebrate and use this as starting point of building the next GRANDE MILAN DINASTY 🙂

  3. Well my praise goes to the phenomenal Pioli, the most impressive coaching achievement in all the years I’ve watched Serie A, what incredible work to overcome those odds – this title should mean more than any of the ones won in the 90s or 2000s IMO

  4. Lol imma be a twat and ask that next season he try’s a couple of inswinging corners, cause consigli caught most of the outswingers

  5. Pioli Proved me wrong. best coach ever, put that with the budget, players and everything. come on. forza milan.

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