Pioli firmly insists Milan were not sidetracked by Tottenham clash after should have Fiorentina loss

Stefano Pioli firmly insisted Milan did not currently have their eyes on their Champions League clash with Tottenham after a been worthy of defeat at Fiorentina.

Milan saw a three-game winning run in Serie A pertain to an abrupt end after Nicolas Gonzalez and Luka Jovic caused a 2-1 defeat, in spite of Theo Hernandez’s well-taken late strike on Saturday.

That left the Rossoneri’s top-four hopes in threat with fifth-placed Roma able to move level on points with success in the house to Juventus on Sunday.

Milan go to Tottenham with a slim 1-0 lead ahead of the 2nd leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday, though Pioli declined tips that match affected the Rossoneri at Fiorentina.

When asked by Sky Sport Italia if Milan were currently thinking of Tottenham, Pioli stated: “No no no, that was never the case.

” Fiorentina played much better than us, however not due to the fact that we were considering Tottenham.

” We never ever thought about Tottenham. We needed to do things much better. It was a defeat that we didn’t desire.”

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Milan had actually rattled 4 straight wins throughout all competitors without yielding, going for simply a 5th circumstances in their history of winning 5 in a row without their defence being breached.

That never ever concerned fulfillment after Fiorentina remained in the ascendancy from the start at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, where Pioli acknowledged Milan were sluggish to start.

” We prepared the match as if it were really essential. Fiorentina did much better than us in the very first half in regards to quality and energy,” he included.

” We did much better in the 2nd half however the very first half was not played well and we were penalized.”

Only Cremonese, Sampdoria and Salernitana (all 6) have actually lost more Serie A matches than Milan’s 4 in 2023, though Pioli anticipates the Rossoneri to react when they take a trip to Tottenham.

” It will be a various match due to the fact that tonight’s match does not count,” he continued. “It will be 2 groups that will dip into their finest; Milan will definitely be prepared.”


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