Stefano Pioli: I have to get even more into the players' heads
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AC Milan suffered a heavy defeat two days ago against Sassuolo. Stefano Pioli's team did not show the game expected of them, and in the end, they lost with a score of 5:2. AC Milan does not look like the team from last season, which everyone in Italy feared.
Stefano Pioli is aware of how difficult this defeat is, but he believes that it should not affect the atmosphere within the team. "It is a tough defeat, the moment is difficult. We must react: after the failure to win with Roma we got lost, we have many tactical and mental difficulties.
We must not stop believing in our abilities, but we need to work with more attention and precision, because our play will have to go up a level. There are two factors: mental and tactical. I have to get even more into the players' heads, understand what it takes to get out of this moment, and I also have to understand how to make tactical changes."- Pioli said, as quoted by tribalfootball.com
Stefano Pioli on his team
Such defeats will not change his opinion about the players.
Pioli is still motivated for his team to be at the very top. However, they have a good chance of that. The title is currently something they can't think about, but they have a good chance for the top 4. However, they need to fix the game urgently.
"It is not three or four defeats that make me change my mind about my group, or about my players' sense of responsibility. If we need to talk to each other even more directly we will do it. None of us wanted to play such a negative game, this must encourage us not to repeat certain performances anymore, also taking advantage of a great game: the higher the peak to climb, the greater the satisfaction of achieving certain goals." Despite everything, we have no doubt that AC Milan needs quality. However, the mental barrier is what they have to jump over.