Milan did not manage to beat Salernitana and Udinese, but they conquered Naples. Olivier Giroud's scored a goal against Napoli at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. Again, the Rossoneri are at the helm of the nevermore interesting Serie A, where we have as many as four candidates for the Scudetto.
Stefano Pioli managed to beat Luciano Spalletti after 11 matches, and previously he had only three draws, with eight defeats. The experienced expert still leaves the role of the favorite to the city rival.
"Inter is still the favorite because they are the current champions and have one game less.
They are a very strong team that knows what it means to win." "The sooner we have a table with all teams that play the same number of games, we will be able to judge," Pioli said. The Rossoneri strategist praised his henchmen.
"These are three important points, we beat a strong team that caused us a lot of problems. The guys worked very, very hard, controlled the game without the ball, and deserved this victory." "We tried to be aggressive, Tomori and Kalulu did a great job against Osimhen."
"We wanted an aggressive midfield, but also quality, knowing that we could find gaps between their lines. We were in the game from start to finish, it was a good show, but even more, demanding matches are ahead."
Napoli won at San Siro 1-0 in the first part of the season, but the Rossoneri retaliated with the same measure. "We are satisfied, but nothing has changed compared to before the game. We still have only one point more than we had at this stage last season, so there is still a lot to do.
Milan won more points against the top seven clubs than those closer to the relegation zone. "That is the situation we simply need to change. I would not name Spezia in a series of bad results, because it should not have ended that way, but the truth is that we did not manage to dominate the games as we should."
"There are difficulties for everyone in Serie A, we are not perfect, but this is the time to prove that we have learned from our mistakes."
Olivier Giroud was again a man of decision. The great form of the French veteran pleases the coach of the Serie A leader.
"We wanted to bring in a player who has already won, won trophies, who knows how to decide these games." "Last summer, all it took was a video call so we could all figure out who we were dealing with. In general, we have a very young team, so it is great that we have someone with such experience ", concluded Pioli.