On the eve of the game against Dortmund, the Rossoneri coach spoke to Sky Sport: “A game that changes the season? Every game can change it.” And then he congratulated the Devil’s fan, Jannik, who will be at San Siro tomorrow.
It is worth holding on to the result and the ability to suffer, yes. But objectively there is nothing more to take away from last Saturday’s evening in the company of Fiorentina. To find true consolation you have to go back to November 7, to the night of stars and fireworks with PSG. This is the north star, the comet to follow tomorrow afternoon, when we will have to triumph in what, in truth, Milan would have had the opportunity and the opportunity to do already in the first leg in Dortmund (right, Chukwueze?). That’s right: the devil in Germany has shown that the leader of Group F, Dortmund, is not only approachable without falling into preventive pessimism, but can also be overcome. Doing so would also put the Rossoneri in the best possible conditions ahead of the last round in Newcastle.
WALL? THIS TIME RED AND BLACK
Pioli, on the other hand, knows very well that, to do all this, the test seen with the Viola is about ten galaxies away from what will be necessary tomorrow. So let’s go back to November 7: “The second leg against PSG from a mental point of view is an inspiration and a reference – confirms Pioli -. We fell, it is true, but we remained a team with our strength and energy until the end. Only if we stay in the game throughout the match will we be able to get home.” Knowing that they can count on a San Siro that will probably be different from the complete but boring Fiorentina, something that Pioli had also bitterly underlined. “In Dortmund they had the ‘yellow wall’ to help them, but they don’t know our San Siro fans in the Champions League…”
It is a Milan in search of energy, of sparkles, of a shake that makes the season turn positively. And precisely the coach uses that word that he normally prefers not to say: “It is a very important game, a turning point for the group. They are good at creating difficulties, but they also suffer them. We will have to play as a team, we want to play a great game.” Perhaps inspired by a very illustrious Rossoneri fan who they say has done something good in recent days. “Playing with Sinner’s guts? Not only. Also the talent, the mentality, the quality, the ability to stay the course and the will to win every ball that Sinner has. By the way, if it is in the stadium we will be happy. Many congratulations to him and Volandri.” With the hope that tomorrow 23 the praise goes the other way. “The objective at the beginning of the season was to be competitive both in the league and in Europe. Advancing in the Champions League would be very important and that is what we will try to do. The team is ready and focused, but with the usual serenity when facing such important games. I want to see a team that puts everything it has on the field, I have a lot of faith in my players and I am sure that they will not let me down.”
“In difficulties we have always been united – continued Pioli – . And I appreciate it, both the players and the club, feel that we all want to overcome difficulties together. Giroud is a great player, a great person, he always gives the best we can. , this is how we behave in the delicate moments that a season can present.”
Stefano Pioli then spoke about Sinner, a Rossoneri fan, who will be present tomorrow at San Siro and about the Azzurri who won the Davis Cup: “Congratulations to Jannik, the group and Volandri for the work they have done, because when you manage to create this empathy “It allows you to go beyond the limits. This is the situation that we are also working to improve.”