Reina: “There is a desire for redemption; We need to improve quickly”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina has admitted that the whole squad want to achieve ‘redemption’ after a poor start to the season.

The Rossoneri confirmed last week that Marco Giampaolo had been sacked as head coach after just 111 days in charge – the shortest reign of any manager in the club’s history.

Despite initial links with Luciano Spalletti, it was former Lazio, Inter and Fiorentina boss Pioli who signed a two-year deal with Milan – which includes a couple of interesting clauses.

He has the job of transforming a group that has lost four games out of seven to start the season but sit just four points from Napoli in fourth.

Reina, one of the more experienced members of Milan’s squad, spoke to Sky Italia about the current state of the team.

“It was a particularly difficult start, now we want to face the season more positively,” he said, via

“We need to understand what Pioli wants, we will be ready for the next matches.

“He is a football man, has great experience and knows Italian football very well.

“There is a desire for redemption, we have not been up to it. We need to improve quickly to please ourselves and the fans.”

READ MORE: A tactical insight on AC Milan’s new head coach Stefano Pioli

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