AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has revealed that he is in constant contact with the management and has spoken to the ownership, and he also believes his squad now has more variety.
Pioli spoke to the reporters who gathered at Milanello for his first pre-match press conference of the 2022-23 campaign and he was asked about a number of different topics from preseason impressions to new signings. As part of it, he was asked to assess his squad.
What will be the same and what will be different about Milan in 2022-23?
“It will have to be the same in the energy to put into the game, in the mental attitude: we can never reduce the attention and the type of pressure we want to do. We must always try to attack the I am very interested in preparing the game well, but then it is the rivals who say which direction the game takes: their performances will tell if we can or should change something,” he said (via MilanNews).
“I think I have different characteristics in front that can allow me to change a little bit. I don’t talk about starters anymore, we are 26 starters and everyone will play: they are all strong players who can play for Milan. We need a high level, we must have the good of the team as a point of reference.”
It has been somewhat of a strange summer for Milan as the Scudetto win in May was followed up by a change in ownership from Elliott to RedBird Capital, who will not formally acquire a majority stake until September which has left some things up in the air.
Do you speak with the ownership?
“The management is always present, Paolo, Ricky and Ivan are always here and make us feel protected. I have spoken to both Cardinale and Elliott who wish the team good luck.”