AC Milan must prepare the best squad and a strong mentality if you want to beat a teammate of Juventus. The reason, according to coach Stefano Pioli, the defending champion is the best Italian club and one of the best in Europe.
For information, AC Milan will face Juventus in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final duel, Friday morning WIB (14/02). Speaking on paper, Juventus are of course far superior to the Rossoneri.
Reflecting on the position of the two teams in the standings, Juventus is in second place with 54 points. While AC Milan is far away in 10th place with 12 points adrift of Juventus. However, the match between Juventus against AC Milan is often a surprise.
Especially when talking about the last fight of the two teams. Both Milan and Juve both found disappointing results in the last fight. Milan were beaten by Inter Milan, while Juventus were defeated at the Hellas Verona headquarters.
Coach Stefano Pioli spoke up about the duel. Juventus is still regarded as the best Italian club, for this reason AC Milan must prepare themselves well, whether from the technical or mental side.
“Juventus? We’re talking about fighting the best team in Italy and including the best in Europe. This is an opportunity to prove that we are not worse,”
“The first leg will be very important, but usually the second leg will be decisive. We have to stay focused, work as a team with a high focus. Then give the best performance from the technical side, “said Pioli quoted from Tribalfootball.
When the Derby Della Madonnina against Inter Milan last weekend, AC Milan actually had a mighty in the first round with a two-goal advantage. Unfortunately, the Rossoneri were finally lethargic after conceding four goals throughout the second half.
“Unfortunately, we left the match in poor condition. We all want a different ending, for the sake of the standings, for the sake of momentum and for the sake of fans,” continued Pioli.
AC Milan indeed still seems difficult to rise from the downturn that befell them over the last few years.