After Milan’s Serie A opener against Sampdoria, Stefano Pioli has faith in Milan’s competitive nature and depth for this season. In fact, the AC Milan coach says they are ready for Serie A 2021-22, as ready as they’ll ever be.
After a winning start to the season, Stefano Pioli insists that Milan are well-equipped for the Serie A title challenge.
Milan began their season with a 1-0 victory over Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium on Monday.
Here is the football news around some of Sunday’s Serie A fixture results.
Milan Coach Says They Are Ready for Serie A
Meanwhile, in Milan’s debut 2021-22 game against Sampdoria, Brahim Diaz scored the singular, game-winning goal after only nine minutes in.
Also, in this 1-0 victory, Pioli gave new signing and goalkeeper Mike Maignan his first Milan debut.
Former Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud also made his debut for Milan in the absence of injured talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic upfront.
And following such a fruitful matchday one, Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has heartened over the form of his squad.
“I’m happy to have won and to have chased the second goal,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“I like how the team interpreted the game. We have always looked for the goal and this is the right mentality.
“Aside from [Franck] Kessie’s injury, I knew we had prepared well.
“We are becoming a strong team with a lot of competitiveness in the group. We know so many ways to play.
“There’s a lot of balance now. I don’t like limitations. I know I coach a strong team. Just think of the players who were out tonight.”
“Maybe the right word is ready; this is the most ready Milan,” Pioli said conclusively.