The day after AC Milan’s victory over Hellas Vrone (3-1), the Italian press was literally on fire for the Lombard club, at the top of Serie A two days from the end. It is clear that the Stefano Pioli band is resisting the pressure well for the moment.
Rafael Leao takes Milan to the top in Serie A.
A Scudetto Scent, Hands on the Shield, A relentless Milan, Milan is not mistaken, the championship is close, Milan fly to the Scudetto… The Italian press is not taking half measures on Monday.
While AC Milan secured a 14th game without defeat in Serie A and regained a two-point lead at the top of the standings over its runner-up, Inter Milan, by beating Hellas Vrone (3-1) on Sunday in the league, the media already see it as a turning point in the race for the title.
Milan resist pressure
Indeed, the Rossoneri still have their destiny in their hands and must negotiate their last two games against Atalanta Bergamo and Sassuolo well to win a new league title, 11 years after the last. In any case, Stefano Pioli’s men seem on the right track because they have only need 4 points to stay in first place thanks to the advantage taken over Inter in direct confrontations. When there are so few games left and you see the finish line, it can happen – if the team is not mature enough to react in the right way – to lose their minds. So, really, congratulations guys. Everything they were asked to do was done, even those who enteredsaid sports director Paolo Maldini on the club’s channel.
After the match, Pioli also summed up his team’s state of mind in a speech by striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibra said something wonderful: ‘Everyone remembers Milan players who have won the Scudetto or the Champions League, so if we want to be remembered, we have three games to do so.said the Milanese coach.
Tonali and Leao, the new heroes
As you will have understood, the Milanese are driven by a feeling of conquest at this time. And if the veterans Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud mark time against the cage, two talents now hold the house: midfielder Sandro Tonali, author of 3 goals in the last 4 games, and striker Rafael Leao, who scored 2 times and delivered 3 offerings over the same period. Against Vrone, the Portuguese also offered 2 decisive passes to the Italian. They were fantastic. I think the team allows them to make the most of their individual qualitiessaid the Italian coach about his two phenomena.
Unsurprisingly, Tonali did not hide his pleasure. When I scored the 2-1 goal, I felt the pleasure of being a “milanista”. I gave myself a nice birthday present and Milan gave it to me too because it was a memorable evening. But we also have to be good in the next game against Atalanta, pointed out the Milanese hero. Nothing is decided, but Milan is getting closer to a return to the top on the national level!
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