Pioli praises AC Milan’s consistency this season

Pioli praises AC Milan’s consistency this season

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli praised his team’s progress after beating AS Roma 2-1 on Monday (1/11) early in the morning of the WIB. The victory added to his team’s confidence and confidence to chase the Scudetto this season.

Coming to Stadio Olimpico, the Rossoneri – nicknamed AC Milan – managed to take a two-goal lead first. Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring from a free kick in the 25th minute, followed by a penalty goal from Franck Kessie, after 12 minutes of the second half.

AS Roma were only able to close the gap in added time in the second half thanks to a point blank shot from Stephan El Shaarawy.

Read also: Ibrahimovic’s 400th goal as AC Milan beat AS Roma

According to Pioli, last season the Rossoneri were not able to be consistent. They almost always wait for a miracle to win.

However, the condition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his friends is now very different. They have performed well in Serie A matches.

Pioli also believes his team are now playing with confidence and have a belief in winning every game. This confidence remains even against the big clubs.

“It is a step forward. We approach the game against the best club believing that we can win with the intensity, focus and quality that we have,” said Pioli.

The 56-year-old coach said victory over Jose Mourinho’s men was necessary to boost his team’s confidence.

“Winning like that gives us more confidence. So we have to keep going. I like the positive attitude of this team, on and off the pitch,” said Pioli.

The victory allowed Stefano Pioli’s troops to continue to stick firmly to Naples at the top of the standings. The two teams have collected 31 points in 11 matches and differ only in goal difference.

The result made AC Milan the fourth team in Serie A history to win ten of their opening 11 league games, equaling Roma, Juventus and Napoli.

This Rossoneri victory was also Jose Mourinho’s first home loss in his Serie A work. Of the 43 home games he has made in Serie A, this is the first time he has failed to score points. .

Mourinho’s record is quite special, as he has become the most important in the competition since the 1994/1995 season.

“Congratulations to Milan. I don’t want to say anything else, otherwise I will be sent off next week,” Mourinho said.

“I am angry with the lack of respect towards the Roma fans. We did not play well, but we left everything on the pitch,” he continued.

Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic’s goal against AS Roma marked the Swede’s 400th domestic league goal in his career. Opta noted that 150 goals were scored by the 40-year-old forward in Serie A.

Ibra has played in several clubs such as Sweden (Malmoe), Eredivisie (Ajax), Serie A (Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan), La Liga (Barcelona), Ligue 1 (PSG), English Premier League (Manchester United) and MLS (LA Galaxy).

“Every now and then I surprise! You always have to try, failure is part of success, so you keep trying,” Ibra said. (Footballitalia / DAZN / OL-1)


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