Pioli: We Work In The Same Direction

Stefano Pioli praised his side, AC Milan, for showing the same desire to beat Celtic, just days after defeating their traditional rival, Inter Milan, in a derby match.

The 3-1 victory over the Scottish champions in the Europa League earlier this morning saw Milan open the Group H campaign in style.

It was only five days after they beat Inter 2-1 in Serie A and the matter clearly gave joy to the head coach, Pioli.

Goals from Rade Krunic, Brahim Diaz and substitute Jeans Hauge were enough for them to overthrow Neil Lennon’s squad at Parkhead.

Pioli said: “We control the game well even though in the second half we were a bit technical and lacked some risk.

“It is very important to show that we are not a normal team that lacks desire after winning the most coveted victory in a derby meeting.

“The secret? We work in one direction, clubs, technical officers, players all feel involved,” he said.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport, Pioli added: “The secret lies in the effort, sacrifice and desire to grow.”

Milan will continue their Serie A match against AS Roma on Monday.

The Pioli-led squad has now won the first four games to take the lead in the league and has never lost in 21 games in all tournaments.

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