Pioli: “We still make a lot of mistakes, but the team is improving”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has insisted that his side is ‘still improving’ after suffering yet another defeat at San Siro on Sunday night.

Lazio had not beaten the Rossoneri in 30 years away from home in Serie A, but they ended that hoodoo thanks to Joaquin Correa’s late goal.

Ciro Immobile netted the opener with a trademark header to bring up his 100th goal for Lazio, but Milan drew level as Bastos diverted a Theo Hernandez cross into his own net.

Just as it seemed the game was heading for a draw, the away side broke and Correa found himself in behind, finishing past a helpless Gianluigi Donnarumma to snatch all three points.

The result means there is now an eight point gap as Pioli’s side have found themselves in the bottom half once again, and he spoke to Sky Italia after the game.

“In my view, the team is improving. Of course, for the table and the situation, it was important to win, but the performance was there tonight,” Pioli said, via Football Italia.

“We took a few risks in order to create danger for the opponents, matching them all the way to the end, and I believe we are on the right path now.

“All we can do is keep improving along these lines. I saw a team that fought hard for 95 minutes. I did not see a team that was struggling, afraid or let their heads drop.

“We still make a lot of mistakes, such as passing when we should keep it, and vice versa, but I saw these players looking anxious and afraid when I arrived. I don’t see that in them now.”

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