Milan – Stefano Pioli appreciates AC Milan’s win over Verona . He assessed that his foster children showed extraordinary character, so they could rise from being left behind.
Milan host Verona in the eighth giornata of the 2021/2022 Italian League at the San Siro, Sunday (17/10/2021) early morning WIB. The home team were surprised by Verona’s quick goal through Gianluca Caprari in the seventh minute.
Verona doubled their lead in the 24th minute through Antonin Barak’s penalty. Milan trailed 0-2 until halftime
The home side came back in the second half and managed to score via Olivier Giroud’s header in the 59th minute. Il Diavolo Rosso equalized through Franck Kessie’s penalty (74′).
AC Milan turned things around in the 78th minute thanks to an own goal by Verona’s Koray Guenter. The score 3-2 for the Rossoneri lasted until the match was over.
The hard work done by Alessio Romagnoli et al to win was greeted positively by Milan coach, Stefano Pioli . He said that his foster children could remain confident in a condition left behind, so they could make a comeback against Verona.
“It was a struggle. It was complicated from the start, but the players showed great character,” Pioli said, quoted by Football Italia .
“Verona were stronger in the first half, better in the duels, intensity, got the second ball, so they created a more dangerous situation. Obviously we need to step up and improve, but I saw confidence in the team at half-time. It was really a show of maturity. ,” he continued.
“What we need is maturity and consistency. If you want to aim for something big, then you have to focus on the small things first. Take every detail one by one.”
“This is proof that the club has built a strong squad, because even with so many missing, I still have a competitive team and many choices to make with different characteristics,” said Stefano Pioli .
AC Milan’s victory over Verona took them to the top of the Italian League standings with 22 points. The Rossoneri are one point ahead of Napoli who are yet to play a game this weekend.