AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina believes that he and his team-mates must ‘give something extra’ in order to turn the season around.
Stefano Pioli will take charge of his first game as Milan boss at San Siro on Sunday night as the Rossoneri host Lecce.
Pioli was confirmed as the new head coach last Wednesday morning, with Marco Giampaolo was sacked just 111 days into the job.
He sprang a surprise by dropping Krzysztof Piatek from the starting XI, selecting Rafael Leao as the centre-forward with Hakan Calhanoglu wide left.
Reina spoke Milan TV before the match against Lecce, insisting that the players are responsible for the poor start.
“We start from a very good week of work. We hope to have a great performance and reach a positive result. The three points are the most important thing,” he said, via MilanNews.
On the arrival of Pioli, he added: “Every coach has his method, we must adapt quickly and field his ideas. Beyond the coach, it is we players who must improve and give that 10-15% more.
“I go to work every day, I always put great passion, as my teammates do. Now a new coach has arrived, we have to give everyone something extra and turn around the season.”