Pioli: ‘There’s always concern when you lose two games in a row’


Milan coach Stefano Pioli admits there are always concerns when you lost two games in a row following their loss to PSG. The results leaves the Rossoneri at the bottom of Group D with threee matches played, making qualification look all the more difficult. Speaking with Amazon Prime post-match, Pioli addressed the concerns regarding his teams performance, explaining that the Ligue 1 champions were the better side on the night:

On the game…

“It’s a significant result. I think we did everything we had to do, but from a technical point of view, we should have played a better match. They did better technically than us, taking advantage of the opportunities. In the first half, we recovered a lot of balls, in the second we lost too many balls and conceded a bad second goal.”

On Pulisic’s miss…

“I didn’t speak to Pulisic, maybe he didn’t realize that his man was far away… They also brought pressure on us, it wasn’t easy to play cleanly. They punished us at the right moments of the match, we can play games better.”

Are you concerned?

“There’s always concern when you lose two games in a row. I’ve seen things we can do better, so we have to try to raise our level. It’s not over, but we have to run by throwing ourselves back into the league first and foremost and thinking about Napoli.”

Was there a mental decline after the 60th minute?

“For 60 minutes we put in a great performance, we even played better than PSG at times. Then we dropped. It’s disappointing because it was an important match. I can’t blame my players for anything in terms of attitude, they did what we had prepared, but they were technically better than us.”


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