Eve of the championship for Milan: tomorrow, at 19.30, the Rossoneri will be on stage at the Via del Mare against Lecce. He spoke to Milanello Stefano Pioli, presenting the match at a press conference: “If the championship hadn’t restarted, ours would have been a season of regrets. We have to chase, it would be important to restart with a victory. We have regrets for the Italian Cup, especially for the first leg. Partly for our demerit and partly for certain decisions. “ON THE ROUTE – “The sums must be drawn at the end, but the points that a team has in the standings are the ones deserved. The regret is that for the technical-tactical performances we would have deserved different results, such as the first leg or in Florence. It means that we have missed on other elements as attention or determination: if you don’t win in sport, you will learn. I hope not to repeat the same mistakes to make a different championship final “.
ON THE CLOSED DOORS – “They affect everyone in a negative way, football is with the fans. The fans are passion, enthusiasm, motivation, but also adrenaline, we will have to find it within us. It was the only way to start again. If we have the opportunity to return to play it is thanks to President Gravina, whom I congratulate on how he managed the situation “.
ABOUT MENTALITY – “With such a close schedule, without fans and after three months of inactivity, it will be another championship. The team is motivated and focused, we were aiming so much for the Italian Cup: it is a regret to go out like this, but we do it with our heads held high. We are Milan , we have a duty to give our best to the end. I expect a determined team “.
ABOUT RANGNICK – “Complicated? For me no, I don’t think for the players either, we are used to working in the midst of voices and distractions. We can’t be distracted by anything. Future? Who knows. We have a great goal, we have to chase, I don’t think the position in the ranking you show our qualities. The future of all coaches passes through these 40 days, we live on performances and results “.
ABOUT IBRA – “He is better, he will have new control. I don’t know when he will be able to return, but he is working with dedication and commitment.”
ON MUSACCHIO – “I think he may have finished the season, he lived with a now unmanageable problem. Duarte? Can he return to Roma”.ON THE LITTLE PROLIFIC ATTACK – “We weren’t able to take advantage of the opportunities, it’s not that we haven’t created. The episodes will make the difference, making an extra goal – especially at this moment – will be decisive”.
ON THE END OF THE SEASON – “It would be a shame to end the season in this position, we don’t even have an easy calendar, but we have shown that we can play on equal terms. We know how to play well, we have quality and sacrifice.”
ABOUT LEAO – “Definitely yes, I want more from Leao. He must be more aware of his potential and what he has to do. Colombo and Maldini? They have the potential to be from Milan”.
ABOUT THE COMPANY – “The club has never failed, it is clear that the sporting part with Massara and Maldini is the most present. Gazidis was little present at Milanello, but he has other duties”.
ABOUT ZANARDI – “I want to have a good luck, I hope you will overcome this difficulty”.